Friday, January 4, 2019

The Cookie Jar

Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
  The engine in a rocket ship does not fire without a small spark first. We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones. Think of your small accomplishments as kindling. When you want a bonfire, you don't start by lighting a big log. You collect some witch's hair - a small pile of hay or some dry, dead grass. You light that, and then add small sticks and bigger sticks before you feed your tree stump into the blaze. Because it's the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole fucking forest down.
  If you don't have any big accomplishments to draw on yet, so be it. Your small cookies are your cookies to savor... (p. 189)
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