And today I’d only like to share this piece of text from James Altucher:
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, retirement to save for, and many things that might keep us in the prison on “No.” Don’t worry about that yet … you’ll know whether your “yes” or “no” comes from a place of deep, internal satisfaction.
It’s time to cut out the energy-sucking elements of your life.
It’s time to say no to a few things that don’t serve you any longer and yes to your dreams, goals, and ambitions.
Follow your bliss and go with it wherever it leads you. If something feels like a ‘no’ dare to say ‘no’. You might seem to be rude or insensitive or unsocial but that’s okay, you just did a great service to yourself by choosing ‘no’ over an ‘unwilling yes’. Do yourself this favor by choosing what feels right for you and cut out all other things that don’t.
You have got to be brutal about this.
Far too many times you have been distracted, far too many times you have lost your fire. But no more. Live your life by your own choosing and no more squandering your precious time on things you could have said ‘no’ to. When you really learn how much you are worth you’ll stop giving people discounts.
The same goes for your distractions, your guilty pleasures. Learn to say ‘no’ and choose your dreams, goals, and ambitions instead. Cultivate the fire that rages within you. And don’t let anything take it away from you.
You can only do the highest good for others when you can choose the highest good for yourself. And as with your personal habits and so with people, choose a passionate yes or nothing!
How hard can it be to choose your calling, to avoid throwing away your time, and avoid looping in the endless putting off until the next day? Don’t you see how precious your time is? How fast it is ticking by and clipping your time here on earth?
Follow your bliss.
Do what you must, and live your life by your own choosing.
The only real fire to cultivate is the fire within you.
And with it, you can light up the entire world.