As a practitioner, some kind of heroism is necessary. That is to say, it's not trying to proclaim yourself as better than somebody else. At the same time, it seems to be good to have some kind of heroism within yourself. It's not so much based on the example of each president in the United States, who says, "I'm making history, and this is fantastic. I won the elections," or whatever. But some kind of heroism is needed, that you are doing what you are doing. It seems to be very simple. It's heroism toward yourself.
From "Trungpas Five through Ten," in The Mishap Lineage: Transforming Confusion into Wisdom, page 58.