“Never Meet Your Heroes” Is a Toxic Mindset That’s Destroying Your Success

You’re thinking about heroes wrong if you believe this

Tim Denning
ILLUMINATION-Curated
4 min readMay 29, 2024

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Andrew Huberman is loved by gym bros.

Recently it came out that he had six girlfriends at the same time. The internet was divided.

One half were outraged, the other half thought his private life was irrelevant (especially since his accuser was being investigated by the Department of Justice for fraud).

There have been many other high-profile “heroes” taken down recently too — Jay Shetty, Bill Ackman and his wife, and David Portnoy.

It turns out our heroes are imperfect. This leads some people to say the cliche line “Never meet your heroes.”

If you find yourself saying this it’s time to wake the hell up. It’s ruining your success.

The dark truth about heroes

This essay came from a recent interaction with a reader.

I was communicating with them via instant message about starting a business. They were stuck. As a coach, I asked them several times to dare to make a change. Apparently I went too far.

They sent me one final message:

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Tim Denning
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Aussie Blogger with 1B+ views that made me 7-figures — Get my free email course: https://timdenning.com/1k-mb