It is rightly quoted by Ferdinand Foch, “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” But how do you set your soul on fire? Let’s explore.
A spark has the power to transform into fire which is powerful enough to either illuminate or destroy. Never forget the essence of your spark. Let the sparks fly. Once you ignite the spark, make the most of it by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Wind will blow to dim the spark, storm will try to weaken it, but keep fanning it till it grows to a fire that propels you to take the leap that you want to take.
Pick up any achiever and you’ll see that they didn’t achieve everything at one go. When the world was sleeping, they were burning their mid-night oil; when the world was enjoying, they were working hard on their mission defying the odds, stretching themselves out of their comfort zones. For every success that they are proud of, they had forgone something. What do you want to forgo to embrace something bigger than yourself?
Over the period, we tend to lose connect with the spark. Many a times, the happenings around us remind us of it’s power, but we ignore and deny. Potential within us is also a spark that is already gifted to us, something inbuilt. Every individual has some potential; but since we don’t act on it, it gets dimmer & dimmer. The crux is to take actions. Only if you take actions, you’ll see results. The results may be good or bad. It’s again how you take it. You may choose to give up when your actions fail or take that as learning and try better than earlier. Once you consciously create the mindset of progression, abundance and shift your thinking; you will encourage yourself to take actions. Correct actions will surely bear the desired results or outcomes. This in turn will reinforce your belief. Once you believe you can, you’ll want to use your potential again and again. It’s a cycle that plays a very important role in your life. Is it confusing you?! Well, then my job is done. I am here to mess with your thinking and leave you with questions that you can ponder upon.
Do you believe you have at least one strength that you are proud of?! Just recollect how you discovered that you were good at that and how you reinforced it to your advantage. Wasn’t that a spark that you found inside you and started to play around it consciously/unconsciously and kept practicing it till you became very good at it, very confident and did it effortlessly?! That’s the spark that became the fire in you. Look inside, there are many more such sparks that you are oblivious of at this point. Unveil them, fan them, take actions & open the doors to possibilities. Never forget the essence of your spark.
As you walk down your memory lanes,
Regret not the woes & the pains;
Regret not the tears & the failures,
'Cause these are your foundation, your pillars.
When you didn’t get what you longed for,
Remember that, deeply you didn’t need it either;
When life badly hits you,
Remember that you are the chosen few...
Not everyone can rise up again,
Not everyone can dance in the rain;
Regret not anything for that matter,
'Cause these are nature’s ways to make you stronger.
There was a time when I regretted,
When I withdrew and was shattered;
But with every passing day & time,
I realize the bigger plan of the divine...
Regret nothing my friend,
'Cause this is the beginning, not the end;
If you can swing while the storm blows,
You’ll live to see how your soul blooms & grows.
Regret nothing, regret not the fall,
Life is beautiful!
So, be grateful,
Regret nothing, nothing at all...
Life & Organizational Development Coach