Too many of us have settled for too little.
We got a good job, made good money, built a good life, but what have we left behind?
For many of us the struggle is gone, but so too is the fire.
In the orderly nicety that has become our lives, we’ve left behind the chaos of the building.
In our nice homes and neighborhoods we’ve left behind the lack, but also the fear and passion that once ignited us.
The fire that once burned for many people is today barely a cinder.
They might register a heartbeat, but there’s no fire coming alive.
Many of us who once dreamed to change the world settled for being a cog in a machine that is barely turning over.
Many who dreamed to live an extraordinary life stopped once they exceeded ordinary, the “extra” perhaps in reserve for the next lifetime.
We’ve won many battles, but many of us have given up on the war.
We’ve lost sight of what this is about for us.
Lost track of who we are destined to be.
And, many, most tellingly, lost the fire for something more.
We are good family men and women.
Good members of the community. Good friends and workmates.
But how many of us are setting the world on fire?
How many of us are waking up every day and starting our own fire?
How are we dreaming?
How are we striving?
How are we are driving a life where we are giving more?
When we reach the end of our lives we will look back on what we did, and who we became.
If you’re reading this, you’ve already achieved a lot, already come so far.
But, if you are like me, my clients, and anyone I want to know, you know there is more in you.
More ambition. More self-belief. More drive. More hunger. More grit.
How are you waking up every day and lighting it?