Whether we like it or not.
Campbell’s iconic structure covers a compelling sequence, starting in the “ordinary world”, a call to adventure and departure on a difficult Journey. Along the way our hero meets a mentor, who changes our her understanding of the world which leads her in to a road of trials, in unfamiliar and frightening surroundings and inevitably to “a long dark night of the soul” where all seems lost. However, in meeting the challenge, she discovers what she needs, and overcomes the odds. She then has a decision to make- to stay where she is, enjoying the fruits of here courage, or to take the secret back to the ordinary world.
Most of us will recognise that our ordinary world, where we understood the rules, our position and could plan is well behind us.
We need mentors. They are not our normal leaders, they are those who care for you and your potential for genius. They are out there.
We find ourselves on a road of trials, and for many, where we are right now seems like a long dark night of the soul.
We can’t go back to the ordinary world. It doesn’t want us and we have nothing to give it, until we find our way forward through the current difficulties.
That’s our job right now. Individually and collectively. To embrace the frightening, the uncertain; to tame it and use it.
In our own worlds, right now, we have no choice other than to be a hero. Those around you, who share what matters to you, need nothing less