FIRE IN THE BELLY
Serious, by Ken Bradbury, 1998
One of the key ingredients to the success of the famous and not-so-famous is the desire to do well. That emotional drive is what one person calls 'fire in the belly.'
Duration8 - 10 minutes
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An excerpt …
(Bob is the one who coined the phrase)
You see, Bob is a perfectionist ... a wild, uninhibited, out-right crazy perfectionist. Whether he's clinging to the top of a courthouse bell tower painting the strip that's too dangerous for his employees to reach, or strutting down Michigan Avenue in Chicago looking for the theatre in
Bob has a serious condition that he calls Fire in the Belly. After a long day in the hot sun painting a house, he'll look at young actor, tired from a day of sleeping too late, square in the eye and say, "I can't believe I'm having this much fun!" then walk onstage to wrestle Abraham Lincoln to a draw.
Fire in the belly. That's Bob's motto. You gotta have fire in your belly. An enthusiasm for what you're going right here, right now. A burning desire to live life to the fullest ... a love of life that carries you higher and higher, greeting each new day with a grin ... and a thanks for the simple act of being alive. Fire in the belly. Bob says you gotta have the fire in your belly.
(there are many who give testimony)
Helen Keller tells us, "We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all-the apathy of human beings." It is so easy to go through life without making any effort to truly live it ... to get that fire in your belly for enjoying life and living it to the fullest.
Apathy is a killer ... a killer of ideas, of hopes and of dreams. The world has no lack of good fights to fight and it has no lack of resources to solve our problems. What we lack is the simply desire and enthusiasm to fight the fights and to solve those problems.
(when you think you're doing it right, proceed with vigor!)
Our nation has often lacked leaders with the gumption to follow their conscience and do what they know it right. But the good news is, we don't have to follow our leaders everywhere and in everything.
So put some mud on your feet, throw your head back, never stop to consider the consequences if you know you're doing what's right, and put some Fire in Your Belly!
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