Time to bring out your inner narcissist and bask in your own glory!
I posted this anecdote in the Brock lesnar smacks your gf thread earlier:
This local barroom brawler idiot kept making racist remarks at an Asian friend of mine. I walked up to him and asked him what the fuck was wrong with him, while looking him in the eyes and firmly standing my ground. This probably awakened some primal brawler instinct, as he asked me if I wanted to fight. I said no, I just wanted to tell him that he's a retard and that he should apologize to my friend. He never did that, but rather than punching me in the nuts like I was kinda fearing, he just offered up some weak retort and slunk away like a naughty kid coming off a spanking.
Which got me thinking "man, that's probably one of the more awesome things I've done." Perhaps a small and relatively unimportant thing in the grand scheme of things, but I was only 17-18 at the time and hadn't really been in a situation where my character had been tested against the threat of violence (guy would have had no problem beating the living shit out of me back then), so for me personally it was a big thing; there's something about finding out that you're capable of taking a stance and do the right thing when the chips are down, personal risk be damned.
Anyway, now that we have established my awesomeness, what's your story?
Feel free to define "awesome" as you wish, but stuff like "having my firstborn child" or similar, while possibly super-awesome for you on a personal level, is most likely going to be sucky for other people than yourself to hear about, and I mean, even severely retarded people are able to procreate, come on.
Oh, one more thing, most awesome thing a friend of mine ever did was being part of the KFOR peace keeping force following the Kosovo War where he came upon a young girl about to be gang raped and probably killed after by a group of armed locals (raping and killing was disturbingly common in this conflict.) Instead of calling for backup, he acted on impulse and charged directly at the fuckers with warning shots, yelling at them to disperse. Luckily they fled instead of returning fire. Saving an innocent life at great personal risk, now that's fucking awesome imo.
(I suppose this thread technically should have been posted on the OG but since there's so few awesome people there it would kind of defeat the purpose, besides, I'm guessing there might be a few answers about fighting/confrontations so it's sort of vaguely topical imo.)