Last night during the Oscars, Matthew McConaughey was honored with the award for best actor for his work in Dallas Buyer’s Club. (For the record, I have not seen that film or even know what it’s about. I have, however, seen his work in other films and he strikes me as a pretty good dude.)
During his acceptance speech, he thanked God, his parents and family, and his co-workers. But it was his take on his personal hero that left me thinking…
Matthew said that at the age of 15, when asked who his hero was, he answered that it was himself 10 years from now. When asked again at 25, he replied the same thing. He expressed how he is always looking up to a better version of himself.
This blew me away!
Most people, me included, have always looked up to someone else as our hero. But hearing Matthew’s take on who his hero is has made me consider whether we too should be looking up to better versions of ourselves as our heroes instead of someone else.
I may need more time to process that a little more….
Thoughts? Leave me a comment below…
Here’s the video in case you haven’t seen it yet: