Each man is born with a purpose; the reason for his genius. Most men live a life of quiet desperation and overlook the true meaning of their existence. Time and the intrusions of daily life combine to push their capacity for genius into the dank, dark recesses within. In time, most men forget their purpose and fail to ignite their genius. Find the spark you forgot. Cradle it, nurture it, fan it, build it into a raging bonfire that lights the flame of your greatness. When a coach says, “get fired up,” this is what he means.
Light yourself on fire with the white-hot flame of a single-minded purpose. Choose to pursue the great deed, feat, skill, act, or accomplishment that is your destiny. Fulfill that destiny and unleash your unique brand of genius. Decide that the dawn of every day is the extraordinary event that prompts the flowing forth of your genius. Every man is special and every day is special. Awaken and remember your greatness!
From October 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com