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!