Chapter 4 Cornerstone: FIRE
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ahhh..... passion fire, get it!
I love the building a fire analogy in the beginning of the chapter because it is a visual that I can totally connect with how to grow and maintain my life. Once you build it you must sustain it- even through the worst weather when a fire is difficult to keep lit. And keeping the fire going is absolutely a CHOICE!
Every day I must wake up and CHOOSE to do and think in ways that keep me positive and optimistic. A conscious choice and effort to stay clear from the negative. I like this statement in Chris's book (the SPARK), "life is the sum of our decisions and actions; results appear where we place our energies." And this I can do, I have the ability to choose to be positive and devote my energy to positive things. I do this often... but I guess not so much for my self- or not lately anyway.
It is time to eliminate self slander- self deprecating thoughts- self harassing and self loathing!! I am going to work very hard on being KIND to myself with KIND words. I am going to consciously be aware of my self talk and correct myself anytime I may think unkindly of myself and turn that negative energy thinking into something positive! This I can do too- and I personally don't think it will be all that hard because there is alot about ME that I do genuinely LIKE!
The fuel for all of this is MOTIVATION and this is where I have lacked terribly for a few years at this point. "I DON't CARE ANYMORE" has been a lie I have been telling myself for years so I didn't have to do anything about my body and my health. And we all know doing nothing is way EASIER then doing something- and we all know the easy way out usually leaves us short and regretful!
Chris says I must make this an adventure- and that is a fun way to think about it! He got me right away on SPARKPEOPLE.COM because there are spark point to earn (or in my head to WIN!! And I like winning!)-- and this is fun to me. Ask anyone who knows me-- if there is a game, points, winning I am all about it! So an adventure this will be!