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Seven Powerful Ways to Reignite the Fire Inside

By on Nov 21, 2010

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. – Angela Monet

The passion that burns in your soul helps to sustain you through difficult times. This fire creates the energy necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems. It also creates the momentum to take you closer to realizing your dreams.

Sometimes the fire that fuels your passion can flicker and burn out. With no flame to show you the way, you can become discouraged. When the flame is gone, you may begin to feel hopeless and feel like giving up. When this happens, you will need to find new ways to become reenergized.

The following seven ways to reignite the fire inside can become the fuel needed to get going again. Consider these as a roadmap; a blueprint, for creating a life that is truly your own; a life filled with happiness and a life burning with passion.

1. Make a Commitment

What are you doing with your life? Are you simply existing rather than living? Are you are a human doing rather than a human being?

Commitment means to lock-in to what you want and allow nothing to get in your way. When setbacks happen (and they will) it’s best to reframe these circumstances until you see a solution and a path forward.

Believe deep down you are capable of seeing your dream realized.

Success in life depends on taking action. The catalyst for the action is your dream. Your commitment is the method for transitioning from the mental creation of the dream and to the physical manifestation of it.

With commitment, you will find yourself as a human being who and what you are capable of being.

2. Keep an Open Mind

Once you make the commitment to pursue your passion, you will see something wonderful begin to happen – you will become open to the possibilities that exist for you.

By keeping an open mind, you will soon experience life-changing people entering your life. They will take an active role in helping you realize your goals. Likewise, events will begin to develop which may seem like a coincidence at first, but you will soon realize these events are not accidents, but part of what contributes to your purpose in life.

When you keep an open mind, you will be able to touch the hearts of others and help them to reignite their fire, too.

3. Be Persistent

If having a dream and planning its course is a journey, then persistence is the engine that keeps you going – no matter the obstacles or dead ends encountered along the way.

Persistence is what keeps your legs strong when the waves are crashing all around you. Persistence is your life ring, your hope and your inner voice that tells you to never give up.

Persistence is also a choice. When you encounter an obstacle, you can either choose to keep fighting, or you can choose to quit.

4. Be Flexible

To find success you need to pay attention to what is working and to what is not. You need to find a way to do more of what is working so you get more of what you want. This shift in position is the essence of flexibility.

Remember this sage advice: “If you always do what you’ve always, done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” A variation of this statement provides a succinct definition for insanity as “the definition of insanity is doing what you always done, but expecting different results.”

The point of both is if you want to experience change in your life, then you have to be willing to change. Many times what keeps you from becoming open to change is you are afraid to move out of your comfort zone.

Becoming flexible allows you to take the first step outside of your comfort zone. Waiting on the other side is growth; beautiful, passionate growth.

5. Have Faith

When you become weary from trying to find your passion, the one thing that tells you to keep going is your faith.

However, beware of the people who tell you that you can’t do something. These are the people who once had a dream but are now settling for something less. These are the people who have been gradually worn down by life. These are the people who have lost their faith.

Have faith you are making a difference in this world. Have faith this world is a better place because you’re in it. Have faith you are going to find your passion again.

6. Show Thankfulness

Thankfulness generates positive energy. There’s no question it is easier to be thankful about your life when things are going well. But, how do you turn things around when you are not getting the results you expect?

An important answer is to show more gratitude for what you do have rather than show disappointment for the things you do not have.

Consider all of the relationships in your life. Think about your co-workers, your friends, your children and your partner. You have the power to change any negative relationship to a more positive one by showing thankfulness.

7. Live Your Passion

Your heart holds the deepest desires and passions. Pursuing these desires will lead to the happiness, success and fulfillment you deserve.

To find your heart’s true desire is a simple process. Make a list of the things you want to be or want to accomplish. Pour your heart and soul into this list. When you are finished, the one that jumps off the page and makes you cry is your passion.

Follow this one, honor it and never give up on it. Keep listening to your heart and allow your passion to take you wherever it wants to go.

Your happiness will be waiting there.

How do you reignite your fire inside?

When you feel your flame burring low, how do you reignite it and get going again? Please share in Comments below. Reading this by email? Please visit the blog to share – just click here.

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts

  • Me too MaGeezy. Faith is my rock, my center point and my inspiration to keep moving forward. Thanks so much for visiting. I hope to see you back here soon.

  • Hola Alex,

    It’s so easy to lose track and get distracted in this time and age. so I keep a short list of my purpose and passions in life and I read them everyday & night to keep my mind focused and my actions in proper alignment.

    For me, faith tops it all as well but sometimes it may burn low. I keep my faith alive by recording all my strengths and successes in a journal, no matter how tiny or simple the event may be. I read it every time I need a quick boost of faith. =)

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  • John, your comment “re-fuel my inner fire with dynamite emotions” has reignited my fire even more – awesome and powerful!

    You hit the nail on the head Joe. Understanding “why” we do things is just as important as discovering “how” to do them. The “why” speaks to our core motivation. Thanks for sharing this insight.

  • Alex,

    This is truly valuable and inspiration insight. You really cover the gamut here. Being committed and focused comes from finding our passions and following that thing we desire intently. If we can find this we will undoubtedly be willing to put in the effort necessary and maintain the faith that what we desire is coming to fruition. As long as we focus on the “why” and have a truly valuable reason for our goals we can reignite our fire. Thanks!