The hero’s journey
Do you recognise it?
The call to adventure
Crossing the threshold
The road of trials

The hero’s journey

As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

The hero’s journey
Do you recognise it?
The call to adventure
Crossing the threshold
The road of trials
Abyss
Metamorphosis
The ultimate boon
The returning boon

Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

The hero’s journey
Do you recognise it?
The call to adventure
Crossing the threshold
The road of trials
Abyss
Metamorphosis
The ultimate boon
The returning boon

Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

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Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

The hero’s journey

As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

The hero’s journey
Do you recognise it?
The call to adventure
Crossing the threshold
The road of trials
Abyss
Metamorphosis
The ultimate boon
The returning boon

The hero’s journey

As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

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Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

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Understanding this concept created such a useful leap forward in my thinking. Why? Because so much great storytelling is connected to this concept. And once you know it, you’ll spot it in tons of places. Think Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Back to the Future. When you think about these stories they follow the arc of The Hero’s Journey - a universal device Joseph Campbell explained in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. As human meaning seekers we’re attracted to heroism. And the cool thing about heroes... they’re not born. They’re made...

Under pressure 💎

in a furnace 🔥

on an expedition.🚶🏽‍♂️

Myths about the hero’s journey:

Better comes after improvement (nope, you have the resilience to face harder stuff)

It’s an uphill hike (nope, more like mountain ranges, valleys and peaks)

People will come with you (they will - but probably not the people you’d expect)

Your call to adventure is tough. But more than how hard it is, the call is irresistibly compelling. Once you know the call - it’s the key that unlocks something distinctive and powerful about who you fundamentally are. What you stand for. What you want to say. It’s coming to terms with the more authentic version of who you’re designed to be.

That kind of journey is treacherous and life changing. Mainly because once you start, it’s hard to turn back on. 

The hero’s journey, a definition:

“someone who found, or achieved, or did something beyond the normal range of achievement, and who has given their life to something bigger than themselves or other than themself”

- from The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

he shows examples of individuals (both real and mythical) who undergo the hero’s journey. The result? A similar, repeatable pattern. Regardless of what you pursue, the Hero’s Journey appears to be a very interesting way to take a step back to see the bigger picture of what you might expect out of your journey. Personally, I’ve seen this pattern occur in cycles in different stages of my life, each with different obstacles to overcome. Now that I look at it from a higher perspective, I can see that there is in fact a pattern to it all.

The call to adventure

Your call doesn’t mean you’re out to build an empire. The call can be simple and beautiful. Above all, it’s about becoming who you’re created to be. You can spot your call - over time, it gets louder. 📣 If it’s off track, your tolerance and patience fuses get shorter.

Crossing the threshold

You’re in. You’re finding like minded people. Your horizons seem to be expanding. A new world opens up and you know you’re in for the long haul. You’ll be meeting mentors and hungry to know others, further ahead on the trip.

The road of trials

Deep breath. Here we go. Fear, rejection, misunderstandings. Everything starts showing up against the grain. Just through your sheer determination and choice of journey - you’ll be challenging where others don’t want to go. That’s a pain point on both sides.

Abyss

Dark days. Of all the steps this is potentially the most potent and painful. You’ll feel the most isolated, and misunderstood in this tough place. It’ll look barren. The nay-sayers will pop out the woodwork. You’ll need to bunker down and in for your own sanity.

Metamorphosis

The abyss is essential for transformation to come. Without that kind of pressure there’s nothing heroic that can be formed. The most beautiful milestone on the hero’s journey. 

The ultimate boon

The treasure, culminated discovery or ultimate reward. The trials and endurance were worth it for this moment.

The returning boon

Everything has changed. Things aren’t the same again. You’re not the same. Ever again. What you want / need / tolerate - that’s all moved on. Who you are, and truly meant to be has emerged. Now it’s your turn to encourage others to set out.

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Shame & failure
Things that kill passion, energy and trust
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