The only real fire to cultivate is the fire inside of you. Nothing external will cultivate it. The greater your internal fire is, the more people will want it. They will smoke every drug lit by your fire. They will try to ignite their own fires. They will try to light up their own dark caves. The Universe will bend to you.
Every time you say yes to something you don’t want, your fire starts to go away.
You will get burned out.
You can say, “But what if I have to say yes to something I don’t want to do?” Fair enough. We have mouths to feed, responsibilities, retirements to save for, and many things that might keep us in the prison of “No.” Don’t worry about that yet. […]soon you’ll know if your “yes” or “no” comes from a place of deep, internal satisfaction.
Excerpt from Choose Yourself
By James Altucher