From Homer’s ancient Odyssey epic, to the Star Wars galaxy, and The Matrix trilogy, the "Hero's Journey" charts the stages and trials that the average Joe must face in order to discover his greatest self and share his heroic gifts with the world. It is the recurring story of those who choose to pursue greatness, of those who struggle to make the world a better place, the greatest story ever told, a story older than time.
The hero starts out as an ordinary person in the ordinary world, and receives a call to adventure. If he accepts the call, he must face internal and external trials, sometimes alone and sometimes with help from a guide…
These trials, if our fair hero can navigate them successfully, transform him or her for the better. In the end, the hero must return to the "normal world" to share their unique gifts with others, often facing life-threatening obstacles along the way.
The HERO Project will grow into a 12-month online personal development course based around the Hero's Journey monomyth developed by the late great American mythologist Joseph Campbell, and the scholarly work of many others in the fields of psychology, philosophy, psychiatry, etc. — translated from the highly academic into an entertaining and motivating personal growth game.
This learning framework will help you develop your mental toughness, transform your habits, enhance your wellbeing, improve your invaluable relationships, and expand your inner power to increase your wealth, your vision, creativity, and freedom.
You'll be amazed at your ability to level up as you familiarize yourself with this timeless and transformative cycle of growth — a powerful framework which will equip you with the resources necessary to overcome great challenges and attain bigger goals you may have never thought possible.
The hero is the person who is not afraid to confront their own inner demons, to explore the world of the Unknown, discover hidden power and talents, slay dragons, and eventually return to their regular day-to-day life to help lead their community towards a better future. By wisely capitalizing on your unique strengths and courageously accepting responsibility for your weaknesses, you will begin to develop more order in your own personal life, and thereby expand your sphere of influence enough to be of exceptional value to the people around you.
As you increasingly expand your circle of influence, you can become an invaluable force in your family, your community, and eventually in the world.
"I tried to change the world and I could not. I tried to change the city where I live, and without success. Finally I tried to change my neighborhood, also without success. Until I concluded: I changed myself and my light will change others around me…. "
–Rabbi Yisroel Salanter