This quote is such a beautiful reminder of our potential.
Viktor Frankl says “What is to give light must endure burning.”
The question is: HOW are you burning?
On our journey to being the best version of ourselves, we WILL face challenges. Obstacles that will make us want to give up.
Battles that will make us question our sanity and purpose.
It will take us to the brink of hopelessness and leave us there.
Will the wind extinguish you, or will it fuel your fire that engulfs the battle?
Nassim Taleb tells us that we MUST become anti-fragile.
Every knock we receive makes us that much more determined to go further.
We feed off challenges and turn them into fuel.
“I am burning. If anyone lacks tinder, let him set his rubbish ablaze with my fire.” – Rumi
THAT IS HOW WE MUST BURN.
Take a moment to self-reflect on your journey.
How much fuel do you have to sustain the knocks? How many knocks will it take before you get beaten down?
Now start fuelling that fire in you. Every day. Until it engulfs you.
Then use the knocks to propel you forward.