Plants need just the right amount of sunlight, just enough water and the right kind of soil to grow. Too much sunlight and they die. No water and they die. But give them what they need and there’s no limit to how much they grow.
I’m not a parent, but I️ bet it’s the same with a baby — … water, dirt, and sunlight 😉 — you don’t feed a baby filet mignon, you give It what It needs.
But what we do we give ourselves?
We eat potato chips and fast food and wash It down with sugar-drinks. We stay up late drinking. We mindlessly consume media, argue about political issues we’re 8 degrees away from, and talk about negative things or things we can’t control.
And we do everything possible except what are heart desires:
Following our dreams, building a legacy, being our weird, undiluted selves, and creating connections with people we care for and love.
Living your life on fire 🔥 requires waking up with just the right amount of input (learning, connections, possibility), the right amount of fuel (whole foods, water, enough sleep, play) and the right amount of action.
That’s how we grow into our own.
The nice thing is we don’t have to do everything at once. We can start with creating one positive change — like drinking a big glass of water upon waking up — and focus all our energy on that until we master It. One change leads to another, and another, until eventually, you wake up to the life of your dreams.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
“Have a dream, chase it down, jump over every single hurdle, and run through fire and ice to get there.” — Whitney Wolfe
“There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” — Vincent Van Gogh
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” — Colin Powell