Fuel -- I don't want to just surpass the low standards you think I deserve. I want to completely demolish the thought that you even had that I was somehow less than, all based on your opinion alone. I am not angry, I'm determined. Thank you for the fuel, but the fire is all mine -- Samantha King
all the feels // all of em.
"Thank you for the fuel, but the fire is all mine." Now that just speaks volumes to me. It actually gives me chills. It gives me chills every time I read it in fact (which is many times now).
Lately I have been engrossed in poem books. Sitting up at night reading poem after poem, word after word. One of the things I enjoy most in life is sitting and having deep conversations with people. Getting deep and leaving the conversation with questions and inspiration. The beauty of poems is that I am able to sit and have the deepest conversation with myself, my mind and my heart. I feel an instant connection to the author of these poems because I feel like they know my deepest and darkest secrets because their words speak to me on such a high.
This poem by Samantha King from her book Blessed to Love, Cursed to Feel made my jaw drop because of it's connection in my life. Just the words fuel and fire get my blood pumping.
I am the type of person that when one says no, I say yes. When one says you can't, I say watch me. When one says that's impossible, I say there's no such thing. When one says you're crazy, I say I know.
We all have fears. Tons of them. We are afraid of things that scare us. More so though we are afraid of the things we want most in life because that's where we have to put the most on the line. It's when you question if risk or more so investment is worth the reward. The scary things that make us feel uneasy. The scary things that make us stay away at night contemplating. The scary things that make us question everything. We are afraid to put ourselves and our passions out into the world in fear of failure, in fear of getting laughed at, being rejected, or worse disappointing yourself.
This is the fuel you guys. The fuel of fear. The fuel of people questioning you. The fuel of you questioning you. Thank the universe for the never ending fuel it provides you with in order to start your fire and grow it.
So don't be angry, be determined. Determined to do what others are afraid to do. Be determined to do what your soul is scared to do. Determined to be a change agent in your life and on a bigger scale the world.
When others have low standards for you remind yourself that it's only your standards for you mission and your life that matter. When others speak out of anger remember to kill the world with kindness, especially your own heart. When others think you are less of them remind yourself that you're only comparing yourself to you. When others throw our their opinion remember they are entitled to it but you don't have to agree with it.
Use the fuel. Please don't waste the precious fuel. Please don't let your fire die day by day. Have the highest expectations for yourself and exceed them. Don't be angry, be determined. The fire is all yours.