I’ve been busy offline so I haven’t had much time for blogging over the last few weeks. Therefore, I hope you had a nice holiday and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I’m surely looking forward to 2015. I am eager to remain active and productive just like any other year. And while I don’t personally adhere to New Year’s resolutions, I wish the best to anyone who uses this time of year to spark a change.
If you find yourself in that position, you may wish to view the brief video below. It was recently passed along to me and it certainly uplifting. I have already listened to it a few times and thoroughly enjoyed the message that is presented within.
Videos like that above remind of a classic quote from legendary boxing trainer Cus D’Amato.
In his words,
“A boy comes to me with a spark of interest, I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze.”
Clearly, a short video cannot take you from a spark to a blaze, but the right message can definitely feed a spark to a flame. Once the flame begins to burn, the individual must then keep the fire going. Getting the fire initially started is often the most difficult step in the journey however. Once you see the flame, it’s much easier to recognize your potential and continue to fuel the fire.
If you have goals for this year (or any year), there is no time like the present. As I’ve said many times before, human life is an amazing gift, but unfortunately it does not include a rewind button. We can never recapture lost time. If there is something that you want to achieve in this lifetime, it’s up to you to get it done with whatever time you have left.
Now is as good of a time as ever. What are you waiting for?
“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs.” – Vance Havner