All Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

May 26, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

I was in the Apple Store today. I had a scheduled meeting with a Genius (an Apple tech support guru) at 2:00. You’d never know we were in a recession by the number of people in the store at 2:00 in the afternoon on a Tuesday. Anyway, the Genius who was helping me with my iPhone had a shirt on that said “Not all heroes wear capes.”
It made me think about the people that have impacted me most on the teams I’ve been on. They weren’t famous athletes; they weren’t Nobel Peace Prize winners; and they certainly weren’t rock stars (although the way they play Guitar Hero on their Xbox, I am sure they wished they were).
The people who have impacted me most in my life have done two things. (1) They took an interest in me, and (2) they valued my contributions.
You certainly don’t need to wear a cape to be a hero in someone’s life. How have you been impacted by others?