In children, we reward ‘nice’ and punish ‘wild.’ In adults, we applaud ‘outstanding’ and criticize ‘weird.’ In animals, we nurture ‘cuddly’ and quarantine ‘fierce.’ Isn’t it funny how we seem to ask everyone and everything to be tamer than what they were meant to be?
There comes a moment when you have to decide that your life isn’t about pleasing the crowd, fitting into ‘normal’ or accepting society’s standards of behavior or their road map to mediocrity. What makes you brilliant is the same thing that makes you strange. What makes you capable of taking your life to the next level is the exact thing you are trying so hard to push down and out of your psyche. There is no carbon copying greatness because the kind that’s in you isn’t in anybody else… So why don’t we use it? Why do we squash the fire within and build up the dull, flat appearance of normalcy? Because we’re all afraid… We’re afraid of who we’ll be when the truth gets out. We’re afraid of what people will say when we no longer have the desire to play small. We’re afraid that if we get out of the “box”, we’ll never be small enough to get back in…
And guess what? All those fears are right!
If you let the fire back into your life, you will be someone different than you are right now.
If you let the fire back into your life, people will talk about you, behind your back, and to your face… and tell you things you probably don’t want to hear.
If you let the fire back into your life, you will get out of the box and the REAL YOU will be too big to ever go back there again.
The fire within you won’t go away no matter how much water you pour over it. Rather than spend your life fighting to be someone that you’re not, struggling to live a life that’s way too small for you, doesn’t it make more sense to give up the facade, unleash the fire, and live an untamed life? I think so…
Try it… You’ll have more fun that way 🙂