On The Spark


The spark is not big.
The spark is not brilliant.
The spark is not deadly, in and of itself.
The spark is, well, just a spark.

That is, of course, until a spark does what it was intended to do – slowly manifest itself into something much greater and much more powerful. What was once a quick and inconsequential flash is now an enormous, roaring blaze, infinitely more powerful than its’ humble beginnings.

Our goals, dreams, visions, and future selves do not begin as the awe inspiring blaze. They begin tiny. They begin with the first flicker of light. They begin with the first step on the treadmill. They begin with the business idea scribbled on a beer-soaked napkin. They begin with a tiny embryo and a hopeful couple. They begin with the measly few dollars used to open a savings account. They begin with a spark.

But then the spark grows. The single step becomes a mile, and then 2, and then 10. The beer-soaked napkin becomes the first self-employed dollar, and then the first thousand, and then the first million. The tiny embryo becomes a little bigger, and a little bigger, and a little bigger. The measly savings deposit becomes a down-payment for a home, and then a down-payment for an investment property. The spark has begun its’ course, and there is little that can get in the way to stop it.

Don’t fight the spark.
Let the little flicker begin its’ journey.
Let the spark grow into a flame.
Let the flame grow into the awe inspiring blaze.

This is our life after all. It doesn’t have to start with much. It just needs a spark.

Published by Adam Griffin

Adam is an entrepreneur & writer. He is the former founder of Bodeefit, and is the author of Redwood: A Guide to Leading a Remarkable Life. He lives in Denver, CO with his wife and kids.

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