Out of all the superhero shows I’ve watched,
The reason is the character line-up, development, and how well played it is. There are moments throughout the show where you feel so connected to characters like Izuku.
The takeaways, words of wisdom and life lessons are inspiring, especially for the main target audience.
It helps you relate to real-life scenarios and circumstances.
Without saying too much more, let’s jump right into the body of this post.
1. Hard Work Beats Talent
Izuku Midoriya. One of the best, if not the best example of hard work beats talent.
From the moment the anime show begins in season 1, Izuku is doubted by everybody. Especially his so-called childhood friend: Bakugou Katsuki.
Bakugou and his schoolmates are always telling Izuku he’s not good enough. And how he will never have what it takes to become a hero.
Fast forward a couple of episodes and Midoriya slowly starts to prove everyone wrong.
It all starts with tons of hard work behind the scenes that nobody else acknowledges. Except for his mentor – All Might.
And when season 2 arrives, around episode 3, Izuku shocks everybody in the sports festival tournament.
Despite not using his quirk which is basically his “talent”, he uses his intelligence to outclass the competition.
He ends up #1. Regardless of having a massive disadvantage compared to everybody else.
Talent isn’t everything.
Using your head, your smarts and your intelligence can be a talent in itself.
2. Don’t Give Up On Yourself
The moment Ochako is chosen to fight against Bakugou, some characters start doubting.
Bakugou Katsuki is one of the most powerful fighters in
And yet…. Ochako put her game face on and stopped doubting herself. And then got in the ring and started off the match stronger than anyone would have guessed.
Even though Ochako lost the fight, it’s clear she’s stronger and better than anyone would have guessed.
If she was a little faster she would have won the match no problem.
The life lesson here is: Don’t give up on yourself.
Especially if you haven’t even made an effort to try. You never know what you’ll accomplish if you do.
3. Believe In Something Worth Fighting For
All Might fights for the peace of the city. And to put a smile on the faces of those who look up to him.
Izuku Midoriya fights to become a great hero, just like All Might.
Ochako Uraraka’s goal is to earn plenty of
What do you believe in?
The lesson is to find something you believe in so strongly, that you’ll do whatever it takes to accomplish it.
When you’re at that point, nothing will stand in the way of what you want.
4. Don’t Let People’s Compliments Go To Your Head
Since childhood, Bakugou is used to people kissing ass and praising him. Everyone compliments him, tells him how great he is, how awesome he is and so on.
Because of that, he starts out as the most arrogant character in
There are others who are just as strong, if not stronger and better than he is.
Realizing this, Bakugou’s feelings are hurt and he starts to mature a little bit. And grows as a person.
No matter how good you are there’s always someone better. Or someone who is just as good as you.
Never let compliments get to your head.
You just might end up ruining your self-esteem if you do.
5. Start Before You’re Ready
Even now after Season 2 has finished, Izuku is still not able to control his power yet.
That didn’t stop Izuku from starting before he was ready. Even though he was too weak to begin with.
And that’s the life lesson here: Start before you’re ready.
It’s easy to make excuses about why you can’t do it yet. Or what’s standing in the way. Or why you’re not good enough and why you’re not deserving of the opportunities you have.
Izuku did a little of the same thing. He made excuses, too. But then he picked himself and believed. He took massive risks most people wouldn’t take.
He learned along the way and figured things out on his journey. We can all do the same in our lives.
There’s never a perfect time to do the things we want to do. And taking that first step is what makes all the difference.
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