Thursday, September 24, 2020

How strong is your fire?

In marriage, in business, in sports and all other areas of human enterprise there is nothing as common as unfulfilled dreams and unachieved goals. However, unfulfilled dreams and unachieved goals do not mean that people are lacking in potential or the resources to achieve their dreams or goals.

It is rather a question of the lack of desire, disciplined focus and relentless action. 

Challenges, obstacles and heart breaks are the stuff that life is made of. If you cannot bounce back from obstacles fast then you will spend most of or the rest of your life trying to overcome one or two major obstacles. Look! Here is how it works, think of any major obstacle that is between where you are now and where you would love to be at a certain time in your future.

If you have thought of the obstacle, or have imagined one, I want you to realize that the speed at which you get to where you want to go will be dictated by the speed at which you overcome that obstacle. If you take your time bouncing back from the challenges on your way then the longer it will take you to reach your goal and to realize your potential.

You might sensibly and with reasonable justification argue that you don’t have the skills, the know-how and the resources to overcome your obstacles therefore it is impossible to make reasonable progress in reasonable time. Ok! I can understand after all you are doing something that you have never done before therefore you are forgiven to not know what to do, or to get stuck every now and then, right?

You are allowed to get stuck every now and then but to use the fact that you were stuck to stay stuck is not a good enough reason to stay stuck. If you get stuck along the way which is natural then the best thing you can do is to educate or enlighten yourself out of the situation. The reason why you are not achieving your goals right could be because one of the two reasons; one is that you are ignorant of what it takes to achieve your goals, two that you know what it will take to achieve your goals but you are not doing.

If it is your own ignorance that is holding you back then you have no one to blame but yourself because you are the only one that has the power to overcome your ignorance through self education. You have to continually educate yourself of your possibilities as well as what it takes to bring those possibilities to life. If you remain ignorant of what is possible how can you ever progress, and if you don’t educate yourself who will?

Most people know what it is that they should be doing in order to achieve their goals but knowing is not what brings about results, rather it is action that does. There is only one language that success understands and that language is called ACTION. Period. You can only translate your possibilities in success by taking relentlessly focused massive action, not the start and stop non-sense that most people engage in whenever they feel like. You have to train yourself to rise above the emotional traps that stop most people from achieving their goals. You’ve to learn to do things even when you don’t feel like doing it, yet still do it and give it everything you have.

If you ask anyone who you consider successful in any area of life you choose, they will all tell you the same thing. That they succeeded because they wanted very much to succeed and that there were many tempting opportunities for them to give up along the way, but yet they didn’t. To succeed at what you want to succeed at you must first have strong fire inside, a fierce fire that burns with rage and consumes every obstacle along the way. A fire that possesses you and that is burning so deep and strong it doesn’t matter who says what can be done and cannot be done.

Unfortunately I cannot teach you how to build that kind inside fire but I can tell you that you can find it in your heart if you look for it. When you have that much fire burning inside you not only are you fired up to achieve your goals but you also become contagious fire breathing dragon that seethes with unstoppable enthusiasm and incinerates adversity with the intensity of its fire.
I hope you are fired up enough to start building and fanning your own internal fire that will consume all ignorance and obstacles along your way.

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