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MindHack Digest - The Hero's Journey

Happy Monday! Remember when you were a kid and you made seemingly the most boring things into a game?
MindHack Digest - The Hero's Journey
By Cody McLain • Issue #45 • View online
Happy Monday!
Remember when you were a kid and you made seemingly the most boring things into a game? Maybe you pretended that you were surrounded by lava and you could only hop from stone to stone, or you might’ve put one leg in front of the other on a small ledge pretending you were walking on a steep cliff.
These mini-games we played as children seems to have disappeared the more we arrived into adulthood, but I recently thought about something called the Hero’s Journey and how we could use this narrative to improve our adult lives.
The Hero’s Journey is a concept described by famous mythologist, Joseph Campbell in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. It’s seen in everything from ancient myths to modern movies.
It can be boiled down to three stages:
  • Departure: the Hero leaves the familiar world behind.
  • Initiation: the Hero learns to navigate the unfamiliar world of adventure.
  • Return: the Hero returns to the familiar world.
Imagine again, if you thought of yourself as a Hero on a journey to overcome obstacles and challenges as they enter your life. Maybe you’re working hard to graduate college, get a promotion or start your own business; having a mindset of viewing these things as obstacles in the path of a hero can cultivate an attitude of grit and discipline to achieve your goal.
In other words, try being a kid again.
🍺 to a great week ahead!
- Cody
PS: Check out these two great Netflix TV Series, a more recent one called Myths & Monsters or a Mini-series from the late 80’s called Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth.

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