Society is designed to compensate, cradle and provide for the average person. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just the way things must work in order to maintain a balance amongst a large volume of people. The easy thing to do is to live the status quo, find a job, fit in, make a living, do your time and then retire. Society has to be that way in order to provide a baseline of acceptable quality of life for the masses.

However if you want more out of life, this is what you must understand… You must learn to unlock your individual spark of creativity power and passion. You must learn how to not only give birth to something the world has never seen but also how to sustain that dream. Any man can create something but how many of us can’t sustain something and continue with that thing until it is full-grown? The thing about life is that it is comprised of cycles. The goal is to give birth to your dream, sustain your dream and cultivate your dream until it is strong enough to then support you and your lifestyle/values until the day you die.

The other reason why doing this draws a clear line in the sand between the strong and weak is because it has so much to do with vulnerability. Will the world accept you and your authenticity? Is your authenticity valuable enough to deserve financial compensation? What if they reject and don’t value you? The answer is simply that in the beginning your value offering will be much like a spark of fire rather than a flame. No one starts from the top of the mountain and worked their way back down. Your value offering will be much like a seed. However it is up to the individual to fan the flame, cultivate that seed and climb that mountain in order to become the type of person who can set the world on fire, harvest a crop and stand on the Mount of their own greater destiny purpose and future.

We can all give birth to things but what separates the men from the boys, the women from the girls, the mature and fully developed people from the immature and underdeveloped ones is the ability to stay with and sustain your hearts desire long enough for it to sustain you in life. Check out this short video for all the details.

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