“A great flame follows a little spark.”
—Dante Alighieri, Late Middle Age Italian Poet
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When was the last time you experienced a spark of genius, or a really good idea? What happened to this spark once you saw its small but brilliant glow?
Did it go out quickly, or in keeping with today’s quote, did you add more fuel and oxygen until it burst into flame?
Examine the projects and the people in your world that represent the sparks of possibility and greater potential.
How can you fan and fuel these projects and people so they can burn brightly and light the way for others?
“Well begun is half done.”
—Cited by Aristotle as an ancient proverb
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When was the last time you were super satisfied with something you had done or accomplished? Take a few seconds to bask in the joy and pleasure of that event.
What would it be like to feel that way all the time, or at least more often?
What gets in the way?
We all know that putting things off acts like an anchor on our lives. Not only do we not achieve what we deeply desire, but most of us do a good job of beating ourselves up about it. That places an even bigger and darker cloud over our lives.
Select at least one personal or professional project you will initiate and follow through on today to experience the satisfaction and exhilaration of Aristotle’s coaching.