In one of the most vivid illustrations of burning desire the author writes; a long while ago, a great warrior faced a situation which made it necessary for him to make a decision which insured his success on the battlefield. He was about to send his armies against a powerful foe, whose men out numbered his own. He loaded his soldiers onto boats and sailed to his enemy’s country and unloaded solders and equipment then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them. Addressing his men before the first battle he said. You see the boats going up in smoke that means we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win. We now have no choice we win or we perish!
You know when you have a burning desire to accomplish something, when you pull out all the stops and go for it with no turning back. If we all approached our lifes in this fashion there is nothing we could not accomplish. But what keeps us from doing that? Most of the time it is called fear. Sometime it’s called comfort. But when you become fearless and get out of your comfort zone you can accomplish great things. The moral of the story is, don’t worry about what others think of you, it’s your life, just go do it.