The Self Leader Secret
Finding Your Friday Night Essence… It’s Not Better Than Sex, Just Different!
One of the most important achievements in anyone’s life is to persist until they discover what it is that makes them truly happy and fulfilled.
We’re talking the kind of deep inner passion that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning and get going!
The kind of feeling we all experienced as a child when we couldn’t wait for morning to come so we could get downstairs to see what was waiting for us under the christmas tree! (even if you don’t observe xmas, you know what I am talking about)
Sadly, most all human misery can be traced to this fact not being widely recognized and emphasized!
If you aren’t doing something creative that truly gets your blood flowing, you are tragically missing out on the very reason for being alive!
There is a great analogy in the field of firefighting.
When firefighters respond to a building fire they know that in order to efficiently put out the fire they have to find the “seat of the fire.”
The “seat of the fire” is the location of it’s origin, the source of the fire, the spot where everything started, the core if you will.
They must work their way through and over obstacles, persisting in finding their way through all the smoke and heat in order to reach the spot where they can then deliver their water right to the source
Then, and only then, will they have accomplished their purpose and extinguished the fire at it’s root.
This is an almost identical process we must all go through if we are to discover the “seat of our own fire” which exists inside every individual and then we will truly achieve our own deep inner purpose.
And when a person makes the discovery of their own “friday night essence”, it isn’t better than sex, just different!
So get out their and strive with all of your alacrity to discover the “seat of your own fire”!
And don’t ever give up!
® JP Baker 2009
(partial excerpt from the forthcoming book: Fire Fighters are Cool…and so can you?)