“Do not let your fire go out,
spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite,
the not yet, and the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved
and have never been able to reach.
The world you desire can be won. It exists…it is real…it is possible
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Every human being has a fire burning in them, a fire of deep desire that smolders beneath the surface that most rarely let others see. Desires so dear that they drive our daily lives and propel us to achieve dreams we scarcely think we can achieve. Regardless of whether or not our desires are realistic, this fire is a major driving force for success in life. Often life throws failure in our way, causing our flames to flicker, falter and diminish. Failure is the epitome of a road block; it halts progress, frustrates and discourages us from continuing along in the same path. Disappointing failures can consume the mind and have a paralyzing effect on progression. I have often encountered countless disappointments and major failures. There are years of my life that I feel I could have put to better use had I not been so wrapped up in thoughts of the “not-quite, the not yet, and the not-at-all”, as Ayn Rand put it. Today I see so much more potential than I did even five years ago. I can see how far I’ve come and how my successes have exceeded my failures. (Continued below…)
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We all have the opportunity to constantly do that; to fail, learn, adapt and grow and then look back and see how far we have come. We have the opportunity to rekindle our sparks and let the “hero in our soul” live. So remember to keep a passion for life and let yourself dream about what seems to be the unachievable. I’m a big supporter of the aiming for the moon and landing among the stars theory. So instead of letting life happen to you and accepting your failures it is imperative to claim the world you desire because “it is real…it is possible…it’s yours”. Now is the time feed your fire and SPARKLE.