The first step in lighting your life on fire is belief. You’ve got to believe in your Spark of Greatness. There is something unique and powerful deep in your core. There has to be. Your life itself is a miracle. And its origin, its starting point is from the Source of all that is.
If you can believe then you’ve got the foundation. This is your start. This is how you will reclaim yourself.
Next, ignore your past. Memories are an illusion. They are simply objects created by your mind—nothing more, it’s that simple. Let go of these objects and the hold they have over you. Learn from your mistakes, but let go of their emotional energy. You can then start fresh and rise up from there.
There is nothing better the Creator would like to see. This is your God given destiny.
The third step to personal greatness is to focus on the now. Make a conscious decision to live life in the present. This is another decision based on hardcore logic—a man’s logic. It’s very simple, just as the past is an illusion, life can only be lived in the immediate moment.
All you have is the now.
You do not live your life in the past and you do not live your life in the future. Release the past, set your plans for the future, but live your life right now. Give all of who you are to the present moment. This will release you from that which is holding you back and imbue you with the energy you need.
Roll these three steps into one and you will become a new man.
Believe in your Spark of Greatness, let go of your past and live your life in the present moment.
Put your Soul in charge of your life, let go of all the negative energy you have inside and pour all you’ve got into each day.
Work this formula over and over again. Become a Zen master at it. Make each day a work of art. Do everything right. Make this your Life Mission and never stop and never quit. Have faith and keep working.
And then one day it will begin to happen. The natural order will begin to bend in your favor. Enjoy the sweet serendipity.
You will be on the ascent and will never look back.
All the energy you could ever desire is within your core. It is your birthright as part of the Spark of Greatness accorded to you by the Creator. It is separate from your physical form and has nothing to do with your daily nutrition.
This incredible energy is within you right now and available to go all day every day. You’ve felt it before. You’ve had days where something sparked the light within and you were able to go full throttle until the job was done. Days where you forgot to eat, where you forgot about time and were able to tear after it with laser like focus.
These are days where you seem to function on a whole other level. Where everything else in your life is forgotten and your total essence is present in the now. Days where you carry yourself with such vigor that it becomes contagious to those around you.
You are burning bright and can feel that both you and others are better for it.
This is not hyperbole. We’ve all had days like this.
There are some of us that function like this every day. Walking out the door into the cool morning air triggers it. Action leads to action and action leads to inspiration. And when you exist on this level you can see this truth in others that do the same. It is real and it is there for the taking.
Consider it a gift from the Creator. And from the seat of your consciousness, you can make the decision to access this resource from the Spark of Greatness that is yours. Do this and it will light up your life.
If you know it’s in there, then open yourself up to it. This is a decision you can make. Put the limitations of your mind aside and access the higher realm. This realm does indeed exist and is responsible for the spark of life that is you. Open up your true essence.
This energy will come from your literal center and drive you forward. It will become your ally and your secret weapon. It will allow you to outlast them all. And you will know without a doubt that you can go hard, all day every day.
You will learn to turn it on and put yourself in an active state whenever necessary. Each day can be yours to craft with vigor. You will know it and wake up each morning looking forward to the daylight as another opportunity to excel.
There is more to this life than just physical form. If you look for it you will find it. The mind with its thoughts and emotions along with all the sensory input from the outside world create an overwhelming distraction from what truly matters. Why we and the world are set up this way is beyond my pay grade.
But have a look up at the sky. Consider that it goes on forever; that our galaxy is just one of billions that we know of, each with billions of stars. And that we and the earth are spinning in space and just an infinitesimal spec in all that is.
Do this each day and you will come to know. There is more and you are indeed a part of it because you come from this same Source of all that is.
Access the Spark of Greatness within you and you will indeed have all the energy you need.
The Spark of Greatness is your start, but the framework necessary to manifest your destiny is character. Without the hardened character of a rugged individualist and a man’s virtue, you will go nowhere in the long run.
The limit for how much you can achieve will be the development of your character. Generally speaking, a man’s success will rarely outstrip the intrinsic quality of who he is.
Even if you do attain some impressive accomplishments because of some innate ability or tremendous effort, without the proper foundation the house of cards will soon fall. This is simply the natural order.
We see this all the time in the headlines of the day. People with unrestrained egos and undeveloped virtue will fall and fall hard. They end up victims of their own success.
And it is no wonder they fall. In today’s world there are virtually no limits in terms of shallow distractions and sin. Seemingly nothing is beyond reach, especially for people with means. It is all there for the taking. Without the proper virtues a man’s worst nature can be realized.
This is not why we are here. We are on this planet to do the complete opposite—to become the very best we can be. To pursue excellence, quality and virtue.
But nothing is given on this earth, is it? Nothing but the Spark of Greatness and all the unique to the universe genetic potential that is you. However, the responsibility for the development of these gifts is yours and yours alone. Take any help you can get, but ultimately it is all up to you. It’s just the way it is.
Learn to focus on the unseen and Excel Below the Surface. Set the bar high and do the work when no one is around to see. Focus on the intrinsic. Keep at it day after day. Never Stop and Never Quit until the magic of compounding begins to occur. And then take that momentum and use it break through to another level; and then another level after that.
Take comfort in the discomfort of challenging yourself to become a better man. Embrace the idea of No More Zero Days. Get better, even if it’s just a little bit, each day. Keep coming on, keep pressing, no matter what.
Lay a broad foundation:
- Make your soul primary over your mind and physical form
- Check your emotions when they flare up
- Be objective in your perception
- Plan intelligently for the future, but live your life in the present moment
- Employ willing acceptance to external events
- And always take right action
Become disciplined and harden yourself. This is a broken world we live in and it takes a certain toughness to make your way. Wanting to do the right things is not enough; you’ve got to have the guts and staying power to see it through. Become indomitable and you will be rewarded.
And then consider this.
Perhaps the ultimate destiny for your God given potential is the perfection of your character. Perhaps everything extrinsic you achieve is just a side benefit; a temporary reward for your lifespan on this planet.
And that perhaps the real exercise and reason for your existence is the development of your soul through the perfection of your character.
Despite the overwhelming nature of our physical form and the world we live in, the key to realizing your very best is to focus on the unseen. This is the challenge. A man must be smart about his life in the physical realm, but he must also focus on the intangible to manifest his true destiny.
Make your soul primary. Consider your mind and body as tools for your life on this crazy world racing through limitless space. Observe your mind, its thoughts and emotions from the seat of your true self—your soul. Put them out in front of you so to speak.
Do this and you will avoid many of the frailties of human nature. Live your life from a higher level of consciousness.
And then take the innate energy that was seeded in the origin of your life— the Spark of Greatness—and cut through each day with a vengeance.
Without a doubt you’ve been given all that you will need to fuel your pursuits. Believe it and draw from your birthright. Invest this energy in the perfection of your character and you cannot fail.
Pursue your very best every day. Finish strong.
And in the end you will leave this world for an even greater glory—elsewhere in a higher realm.
All the best,