Do you still have the flame?

Imagine a pile of firewood. Now imagine all that could be done with that firewood, cooking, heating, melting ore, boiling water for steam, etc. The potential of a pile of firewood is almost unlimited but what if there is no flame, no spark to ignite it? In that case the firewood, perfect as it may be, will just rot away.

The firewood is your dreams and goals. The flame is your action. No matter how incredible and definitive your goals are (they are, aren’t they?) without action they will just rot away. Get used to setting goals. Set a goal for what you want to accomplish in the next hour. Write it down and take action. Do it again for the following hour. Write it down and take action.What do you want to do with this month, year or life? Write it down and take action. Oh, I hear you, you are one of those “It will all work out for the best” kinda people. Well, let me ask you …is your life as good and fulfilling as it could be? If it is, congratulations. If you think it could even be a tiny bit better, you need goals (firewood) and action (flame).

Most of us fear to take action for one of two reasons. We either took action and failed miserably and locked that door or we refuse to take action because if we do, we can no longer blame someone else or some outside force for things not going as we planned. BUT, what if you took action and it really worked out better than you ever imagined? What if you took action and your life instantly improved by a measurable amount? What if you really stuck you neck out and went for it and it worked out? What if you succeeded in the next thing you took action on? IT CAN HAPPEN!!

Maybe you think that you failed too many times in a business or a relationship or a diet or an idea and you never want to go through that again. Well if that is the case, go climb into a coffin because life is over for you. BUT, if you still have even the smallest flame burning inside of you, go for it again. Dust off your dreams, refresh your goals, throw doubts out the window, duct tape the little naysayer voice in your head and TAKE ACTION! Believe in yourself again. Believe in yourself maybe for the first time. Embrace your life and its gazillion of possibilities. Forget positive thinking and concentrate on positive action. There will be plenty of time for positive thinking later. Right now you have to dream of what could be. Right now you have to begin. How do you really want to live? Go for it. How do you really want to love? Go for it? Who do you really want to be? Go for it. What do you really want to do? Go for it. Take a deep breath…now exhale. The rest of your life just started. Go for it.

(c)2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


3 Responses to “Do you still have the flame?”

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    I like that you go straight to the point in your latest posts, appreciate!

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks for the feedback. Enjoy!

  3. Kailyn Says:

    Good point. I hadn’t tohhgut about it quite that way. 🙂

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