Keep the fire burning

By Herbert Mupanduki

“Purpose may point you in the right direction but its passion that propels you”, {Travis McShane}.A life that is lived without passion cannot be counted as having been lived. You can achieve anything that you want in life if you apply your mind towards it and punctuate it with passion. Some years ago I was in Nyanga at a certain hotel; I saw something that really inspired me .Close to the reception area there was a warm fire by the foyer, to some people it is an ordinary fire but to people who understand history and purpose of the fire. The fire was lit in 1948 and since then it has never been put out. The flame has been alive for 69 years. Each and every time the stuff add some ingredients so that the fire keeps on burning. The routine is continued up to now and the guest are kept warm through this practice .Many people may be younger to the fire but have longed to see it. Some people might even have died leaving the fire alive. You can do that with your life, you can keep the fire in you burning and even increase the heat. There are some interesting thoughts we can share from this story.
The fire is in you

“There is no greatness without passion to be great, whether it is the aspiration of an artist, a scientist, a parent or a business person”{Anthony Robbins}. There is a fire within each and every one of us. That’s desire the passion you feel every time you are doing something, some even feel the urge when they are sleeping. You are not born empty there is something that was deposited within you ever since the day you breathe your first breathe. Your dreams, goals are like the fire how they perform is dependent on the input that you will give. You can give life to that fire in your heart or you can out it out, you can allow people to out the fire within you or you can disallow them from doing so. A number of time our dreams have aflame for one reason or another. Some people are good at telling what they wanted to do many years but will never account for the inaction. Well you can change this course and give life to the fire within you .Explore some questions below;

WHAT DREAM DO YOU HAVE?
WHAT GOALS HAVE YOU BEEN SETTING FOR THE PAST YEARS?
HOW MANY DREAMS OR GOALS HAVE YOU COMMITTED TO THE DUSTBINS OF ANTIQUITY?
WHY HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SO?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THEM?

Gather the Resolve

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul of earth” {Ferdinand Foch-French Military Strategist}.Resolve in your heart to keep the fire burning. Make a daily commitment to and add a value to your vision, to your purpose and so on. One of the greatest tool we have as humans beings is the power of choice .This is what differentiates us from animals. Make a conscious decision of fuel the flame in your heart, to add life to that dream of yours .If you do not give life to that dream, that goal don’t expect anyone to do it for you. Protecting the fire within you is your concern. Make the resolution in your heart. Success is not an accident it is a product of choice. In the same way you choose to be successful and to be a failure by inaction.

Keep moving

The greatest tragedy the world is facing is that of great intentions which have never seen the light of the day in the form of action. It is good to have greater intentions but is good to take action. Fanning the fire will not be done by wishes, wishes will not take you anywhere but action with purpose will take anywhere you want. Your dreams are not going to translate to reality by their mere existents. In the same way people are extending the lifespan to the fire by adding wood, wax ,charcoal, you need to take action and protect the fire within you .This cannot be emphasized enough. Dreams without action are mere wishes. If you don’t take action you will kill your dream .Every dream needs to be fed.
Thrive on the momentum

Once you doing something you gather momentum. Things start following like a rhythm, like the fire of this hotel, the rhythm started some 69 years ago, but it started within somebody. Don’t stop moving, keep the fire moving .Constantly check on the dream, and reignite the passion .Attend seminars that will keep the dream alive. No one can put the fire within you without your permission .No one can kill that dream of yours without you first allowing them to do so. Have the enthusiasm to continue moving. “Enthusiasm is one of the powerful engines of success .When dream a thing do it with all you might .Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality .Be active, be energetic and faithful and you will accomplish your object .Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” {Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Share the story

A lot of people have been involved in maintaining the fire to date. This is because they have an understanding of the story, the meaning and significance .If people do not know were you are coming from, they will never understand you. If people do not understand the purpose of what you are doing, everything to them is gibberish. The story of fire have been preserved and everyone who come into contact gets the memory of displine of the years. Ensure that the people, who are around you, respect the goals, the dreams that you have. Share your passion with people who add value to your dream ,and encourage you to move on .There are people who are good at putting out flames, cooling the zeal that other people have, whilst at the same time providing no alternative for achieving the goal.
Feed your fire, no one will do that for you take small steps daily and feed your dream
What does not add value to you, takes away your value. What do you watch on television? How much time do you spend on television? What have you benefited from using internet in a day? What values have you obtained from every program you have watched? Ask these question in support of the music that you listen to, the kind of entertainment you value the most in your life. Is it fueling the fire that is within you? Indulge in activities that add value to your life every second u breathe.

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