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Sparkle and Shine.

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February 22, 2004.

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
Foster C. McClellan

Not a day goes by that we do not hold inside ourselves an array of tiny yet powerful inner sparks; momentary flickers and flashes of innovative brilliance that can set our hearts ablaze with impassioned purpose if given even half a chance. And within each of these ideas, insights and moments of inspiration that capture our imagination lies a spark — a spontaneous ember of opportunity capable of bursting into a magnificent flame.

These sparkling split seconds provide us a spectacular glimmer of what our lives can become if we only have the courage to grab them and fan them into a roaring flame. And whether we choose to convert those fabulous flickers into a feverish fireball of unbridled enthusiasm and energy — or choose to do nothing at all — can literally make or break the lives we get to live.

“From a tiny spark may burst a mighty flame.”
Dante Alighieri

These spur-of-the-moment ‘sparks’ come at us at from all sorts of different directions and in a variety of ways and, more often than not, when we least expect them. Without warning, they whoosh in from out of nowhere and then, in a flash, are gone as quickly as they arrived. Few ever make the most of these fleeting moments and as a result, they repeatedly fail to take their lives to where they could be — or should be.

When a heart is on fire, sparks always fly. And make no mistake about it; your heart is constantly afire, looking for ways to let loose this internal inferno of unrelenting fire and fervor that beseeches us to bring out our best. So when the sparks are flying fast and furious in your subconscious mind, with a flood of ideas and notions zipping here and there and bouncing all over the place, are you quick to snatch these fiery flashes and then whip them into a brilliant blaze or do you allow them to fizzle out as they float out of sight?

“Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”
Samuel Johnson

There is special something inside us all that turns us on and turns our creative juices loose. Finding and then fervently throwing your heart and soul into that special something is what prime time living is all about. And finding that special something you were born to passionately pursue requires that you begin capturing those ever elusive sparks the moment they occur. And occur they will.

Whenever and wherever our creativity is stirred and stoked, super sensational sparks start flying a mile a minute; here and there and everywhere. It doesn’t matter one whit how long it has been since you paid heed to these impulsive and unprompted sparks, they will emerge from even the coolest of ashes the minute you tap into that red hot, deep seated desire that burns brightly inside your soul.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away."
Author Unknown

Please, do not allow even one more day to needlessly slip away, along with all of its powerful, pulsating, life changing potential. I’d like you to vow, right here and right now, to snatch life’s sparks from midair, fan them into a flame and then chase your dreams right to the end of the rainbow.

Nobody has put the importance of keeping our spark alive into proper perspective any better than Ayn Rand when she said, “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”

Your fantastic future, the one you've dreamed about for years, can be everything you have ever wanted it to be when you harness the prolofic power of that spark that sets you apart from everyone else on earth.

The Bottom Line: When you capture your spark and allow it to catch you on fire, your life’s going to sparkle and shine.

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