When I see people near me—people that I know and love and work with—take progressive risk towards making their dreams full, their product or lives richer and focused and real (especially when they are in my field of interest…), it lights a furious fire in me! This fire is deeper than envy. Hotter than jealousy. This fire is goddamned boiling rage.
Fire like this is a QUICK call to action. A wake-up moment. A blaring alarm. It tells me to focus on myself, and my gifts and goals. It says, “You better fucking get to work, Amanda,” which is harsh, but motivating. Life is NOT a competition with others, but it IS a walk towards self-fulfillment.
The fury is so wild, because the passion for fulfillment (and self-realization) is equally fervent.
The end result is not what brings fulfillment. It is the forward stretch, the motion towards it, the vigor in being authentic to your exciting callings. That is the real fire.
Get sweaty. & Let the cinders burn!
2 thoughts on “Fire, Fire! (Power, Passion, Queen)”
I feel sorry for those who react negatively to someone else’s victories and creativity. those who get pleasure from mistakes and failures and pain of others. When they become filled with envy, resentment, hate if others are getting excited and making things (as Wil Wheaton says). they think it is hate against others for doing well. but it is actually hate against themselves, for not having their own victories and creations. hating themselves for being too lazy or feeble minded to try creating their own victories. The trick is not to be/do better than others, but to be/do better than you were.