4 Essential Ingredients To Kindle Your Inner Fire

Last week I served as a Language Evaluator and General Evaluator for one of the Clubs that I am mentoring, Nee Soon East Toastmasters Club. During the meeting, I heard an interesting speech presented by Gerald Ong.

Gerald was working on his Advanced Project: Read Out Loud. The title of his speech is Kindling Your Inner Fire. He shared with the audience some useful pointers on what are the ingredients to fuel our motivation and zest. Hence I requested for his permission to pose them here. Thanks, Gerald!

Here’s some of the excerpts of his speech:

Kindling your Inner Fire

Imagine having this fear of public speaking. When you signed up as a new Toastmaster, you are very nervous and not confident in your speech. Over time and together with exposure, your speaking skills improve with power and passion.

I was reading this book, “The Monk who sold his Ferrari – A Fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny”, by Robin S. Sharma.

This chapter caught my attention, “Kindling Your Inner Fire”. It focuses on the purposes in life and on working hard in your career. Everyone needs a break in their career by clearing their annual leave to relax and re-focus their goals in life.

From the book, I learn about enthusiasm. And I quote, “Enthusiasm is one of the key ingredients for a life of success in living”. Showing enthusiasm is the key to leading a happy lifestyle. Don’t overwork, but focus on achieving your main goals. Successful living come from following your favourite hobbies in life.

The next book I refer to is “First Things First”, by Steven Covey.

Secondly, are we leading a purpose-driven life? You are the lighthouse in your life. You are heading towards the end of the tunnel to find the light in you. Everyone has the burning passion of fire in their heart to develop their speaking skills. Most importantly, we must have the light within to act upon our goals to grow and improve ourselves to a higher level.

In short, we must lead successful and happy lifestyle with clear goals in life. This makes our life purposeful. Always remember to keep your fire burning.

Self-examination is important and we must adhere to it successfully.” It reminds us to self-examine our purpose in life and lead an encouraging lifestyle which keeps us perked in our self-esteem.

Self-knowledge is the DNA of self-enlightenment.” You achieve your objectives with knowledge by being enlightened in special ways through family, friends and close ones to your heart.


In summary, to kindle your inner fire, you must have:

1. Enthusiasm

2. A purpose driven life

3. Self-examination

4. Self-knowledge

To make our lives worth living, we must strive to consistently add these ingredients in our lives. May you keep your inner fire to excel in your life always.

Explore posts in the same categories: Beliefs and Values, Excel Beyond Excellence, Living Life, Passion, Perspectives, Working Wellness

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