A post inspired by Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey
The Call to Adventure sets the story rolling by disrupting the comfort of the Hero’s Ordinary World, presenting a challenge or quest that must be undertaken. -Christopher Vogler from Excerpts from Myth and the Movies, Stuart Voytilla
Discomfort is the sign of an awaiting opportunity. You said, yes. Here’s the truth, you could quit. You could turn back now and not even think twice. But you would only make more work for yourself. You answered the call, so now it’s time to show up completely and utterly yourself.
Did you refuse the call?
A Hero Refuses the Journey because of fears and insecurities that have surfaced from the Call to Adventure. The Hero is not willing to make changes, preferring the safe haven of the Ordinary World. -Christopher Vogler taken from Excepts from Myth and the Movies, Stuart Voytilla
We all have fears. It’s not ok when we allow those fears to keep us from the places we’re meant to be. Successful people have fears, broke people have fears, writers definitely have fears. No matter where you are, fear will be lurking. Do the things you are passionate about and do them even when fear’s lurking.
I’m here to remind you of all the amazing things you’ve already overcome. You’ve showed up to much scarier things. I know this, because you were once in the warmth of your mother’s womb and here you are surviving outside of it like a pro. No seriously though, if you got the call, you’ve already acknowledged your own magic. Now it’s time to trust yourself.
Let’s keep going.
Excepts from Myth and the Movie, Stuart Voytilla