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The Power of Your Inner Fire and 4 Steps to Keep it Burning

The inner burning of your fire is what motivates you to get out of bed each morning and strive to reach your daily goals.

Have you ever wondered what it is that motivates men and women to do great things?

Have you ever read an interview with a successful entrepreneur, business person, or CEO and wondered what it is about them that makes things seem to just happen for them? Have you ever watched a football game and been amazed at the athleticism involved in a given play?

What is the common factor that all these people share?

What is it about them that lets them be so successful in their chosen field? I want to let you in on a little secret: it is the fire that burns within them. The fire that burns within them is what drives them, pushing them to attain higher levels of performance, whether that performance be on the sports field or in the boardroom. The fire is what keeps them going when they feel discouraged; the fire is what drives them to get up again and again and again no matter how many times they run into difficulty.

Some people, wanting to justify their own mediocrity, would say that a successful athlete is successful because of God-given talent. Or they may say that a successful business person is that way because he or she was born into wealth and has the resources necessary to learn how to operate in the business world and establish a successful business.

It certainly helps to have unusual athletic prowess. Likewise, it certainly helps to be born into a certain economic status. However, these things by themselves certainly do not guarantee any level of success.


There are thousands and thousands of former athletes who have the same athletic ability as those who continue to play in professional sports leagues today. However, these athletes are themselves not playing in any league; not because they lack the athleticism, but because they lack the inner fire. Whether it is taking plays off and on the field, only giving a small effort in practice, not bothering to study the playbook, or whatever else it may be, they simply do not have the inner drive needed to be stars in their respective sports. Mere athleticism alone is not sufficient to make an athlete a success at the highest levels of the game. To be a successful sports figure you must possess both athletic ability and the inner fire that will push you to keep going even when you’re tired; even when you want to quit; even when it feels like it is pointless.

Likewise, there is no shortage of people who were born into a wealthy situations and yet through the course of their lives never became successful in any sort of business venture. This is because you need to have an inner drive, an inner fire, in order to be a successful business person. While it certainly does help to have access to resources, resources alone will not get you there. Rather, you must have an inner fire that burns intensely to shine your way through the dark nights of repeated challenges and setbacks.

There are many, many, people who were not born into wealth, but who possessed the inner fire to achieve their goals.

This inner fire kept them going when they wanted to quit. It caused them to get up again, and again, and again, and to keep fighting when all they wanted to do was throw in the towel.

The inner burning of your fire is what motivates you to get out of bed each morning and strive to reach your daily goals.


One way to keep the fire burning intensely is to regularly engage in visualization exercises.

To create your own personal version of this exercise, follow the following steps.

1. Create a detailed schema of what you desire

Ask yourself what do you really want. Answer the question to yourself in written form. Be as clear and exact as possible. Imagine what it will feel like to have or experience the things you desire. Role-play in your mind and think and feel as you would once you obtain the very thing you desire. Write out how you will feel and describe the emotions you will encounter once you reach or obtain your goal. Visualize it over and over again with all of the senses (i. e. What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear? What does it smell like?).

2. Revisit and revise your detailed schema of what you desire

Read through the visualization script several times. Make sure your detailed schema is as clear, and specific and defined as possible. It may take a few visits to get your schema exactly the way you want it.

3. Record yourself reading your visualization schema

Read it slowly, in a calm and relaxed manner. It should take between12-15 minutes. Note: The longer you pause between sentences when recording the better the visualization will be as it allows time for the images to appear in your mind when listening to your recording.


4. Listen to your detailed schema regularly

Listen to your visualization at a minimum of twice daily. The most effective time is first thing in the morning upon rising and last thing at night before going to bed.

5. Commit

Visualization is a powerful tool to help you reach your goals and obtain your desires. Make a commitment to practice listening to and visualizing your goals each day.

Engaging in visualization every day will help to stoke the fire burning within your being.

This will keep your desire for your ultimate goal burning hot and unquenchable, driving you to rise again and again, to grit up and seize the things that you want out of life. If you are diligent to do this, you will be amazed at the changes it brings about in your life.

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Rodney Flowers

Transformational Speaker & International Bestselling Author helping others reach their goals, experience their dreams, and live successful purposeful lives.

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Engaging in visualization everyday helps to “keep the fire burning” and keeps you motivated to achieve your goals. Very important tip.

Laurie Lankins Farley
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Burn baby burn!

Julie Roach
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Love this – “…Grit up and seize the things that you want out of life!” I am all about that Grit and Grace. Thank you for the tips.

Akiroq Brost
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I so agree, you have to truly want whatever it is you want. You have to have the passion or you won’t endure the path. Visualizing has been a great tool for me to consider things that would have otherwise been missed. I keep filling in more and more detail. It’s great to know what you want out of life! Thank you Rodney for your article. <3

Robert Walls
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Sharing with love ❤

Artemisartemisa
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Wonderful points Rodney, thank you. I am going through a major life transition, from going back to the workforce after ten years to be in my dream job,moving home and meeting new people. And admit at times doing it all and going through it alone does become overwhelming. Always trying to remain positive and sight of where I am heading and where I want to be! So your points are very inspirational! Thank you.

noureddine
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inspiring ideas and steps.they show how things are working and motivated to work at our inner level.in fact a burning fire was a ritual in different religions and still now.it is the energy of inner life and ambition.i like the idea and its steps.many thanks.

Angeliki Anastasia
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Your wisdom Beautiful Fragrance of Flowers, 🌺 🌹🌺🌷🌼🌻Mr. Garden Rodney, reminded me of the wisdom of great philosophers. “Enlightened mind, Enlightened Spirit, Enlightened Athletism, equals to Abundance of Love and Success.” Magical words of wisdom from your aromatic phrases.: “Inner🔥 fire that burns intensely and drives your way to shine like a diamond in the stars!!!” Many blessings to you Sir!!! Thank you Sir 🌸🌺🌼🌿Flowers!!!

Sole
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great article
Shared with love and gratitude 💕

Mousumi
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This is truly soul churning article….Thank you Rodney..i am true to my sayings my feelings for someone …everything is true ….I don’t want to hurt someone,
When i write about my past experiences i remember those struggles and whatever emotions i hid it flows out…but one thing is sure that i have dumped those things and i don’t want to look back…only thing i fear is it should not get repeated again,then i may not be able to bear it….this is my biggest fear…my fire inside me still burns , it burns to achieve my desires my dreams…If i am able to make myself …gift a smile laughter happiness love and loved by my man ..who is my Angel…that day will prove me that i am a star….i hope i am able to explain myself…one thing i want to say ….I LOVE HIM TO THE MOON AND BACK

Jo Davis
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This is so good, Rodney! Very powerful and simple to put into action. The “record while you read your visualization schema”???
I would have NEVER thought of that! Wow! Brilliant! Thank you, love!

LynnDailey
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I reallly enjoyed reading this! I took notes and want to give this a try. I appreciate you sharing these steps to keep the fire burning.

Robert Walls
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I am all about doing stuff thatset me on fireeeee and staying on fire for life. its one of my many baller mindsets 🙂 great article Rodney 🙂 More fire.

Melissa Rose Rothschild
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This is great , Rodney.
I have also found these tips and visualizations to be useful when you are fearful or anxious about doing something.
(example : job interview, speech, business meeting, or meeting someone new, etc…)

Lawney
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These are really good steps to help make your goals a reality.

Laurie Lankins Farley
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Sharing with Inspiration..

Laurie Lankins Farley
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Great article…

Barbara Vercruysse
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Beautiful article, Rodney!! You are a true inspiration!! Sharing on my page <3 Much love <3