“Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I will. I will fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world.”
I thought it was an itch…I guess it’s a flame, or its heat… that has been irritating me lately. It amazes me how differently I see things. Things that I have seen, that I have read, that I have experienced, over and over again, …and… all of a sudden… look different, mean something different… feel different…almost new to me. The above passage comes from the scroll marked IV in Og Mandino’s book that I have been studying. Although I have read it hundreds of times, I went searching for it today. Today it means something… something different to me. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Such truth has never been more profound as it has been for me these past few months.
Something is happening inside of me. I am becoming more… me? Following my heart. Deciding to make myself happy. Doing what I want to do. Taking time to enjoy… everything! I have started video blogging, something that I have wanted to do for awhile now. I am not going to “red pencil” things that I do not do anymore, I am going to “green pencil” the things that I do do. I focus on what is important to me. God, family, business.
Believe… and most importantly… TAKE ACTION! As an axe’s trifling blows against a mighty oak seem of no consequence, it WILL eventually tumble if you keep at it. I’ll leave you with a favorite quote and my video for this week:
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to drawback. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.