And there came a day, a day unlike any other… when Earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat… to fight the foes no single superhero could withstand… on that day, The Avengers were born.
— Nick Fury
Last Friday Marvel released their blockbuster hit The Avengers. It opened to rave reviews and has broken box office records.
But that’s not all. It tells the story Earth’s mightiest heroes.
The last couple of years we have seen the individual stories of the Avengers. Captain America, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor have all stared in their own movies and faced battles that only they could win.
There is a new threat. These great superheroes are faced with a challenge none of them can defeat by themselves. Thus, Nick Fury has formed the Avengers Initiative. A team of what is to be Earth’s mightiest heroes. A team that the world needs desperately.
Now let me let you in on a little secret.
The world needs a new set of heroes.
Not a bunch of superheroes but a set of everyday heroes. Heroes that are willing to go above and beyond the mundane. Heroes that are willing to challenge the norm. Heroes that are willing to break the mold.
And you’re one of them! Or you can be.
What is required of you is to be willing to do something that is different. Something that is daring. Something that is unexpected.
Are you willing to do this?
You better be! The world is counting on you.
You have talents that no other person has. You’re an author. You’re a teacher. You’re a creative.
You’ve got the skills. And I know you’re willing to use them.
But this journey won’t be easy. You’ll face enemies that you can’t defeat alone.
Criticism, doubt, fear, depression. These enemies will creep into your life and try to defeat you.
Just like Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, and Iron Man you may be able to defeat them by yourself but there will come enemies that are more powerful. More evil. More sinister.
For these enemies you will need your team of Avengers.
You’re probably asking yourself “Who could be on my team?”
That’s not for me to answer but I can give you suggestions of who to look for.
You need to be on the lookout for:
- Other Creatives:
Keep an eye out for other heroes who are trying to do something great in the world.
They’ll be the ones doing great works. Musicians, authors, artists, etc. Men and women who are doing something outside of the norm.
When you find them, they’ll stand by your side and encourage you towards your goal because they know what it feels like. They’ll be your backbone.
Look for friends that are willing to speak words of encouragement into your life.
Let the people who are willing to lift you up and speak life into your dreams.
They may not be pursuing the superhero gig but they’re willing to support you. To be your cheerleaders.
Keep them close and let them cheer you on.
When you have these two groups in your life, your dreams will start to come to fruition. You’ll be encouraged when you’re down. You’ll have a support team. You’ll be stronger because a cord of two or three is harder to break than a single cord.
Are you ready to yell the battle cry “Avengers Assemble?”
Question: Who is on your team of Avengers? How have they helped you overcome the foe you were unable to overcome by yourself? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.