Three Ways to Awaken the Dragon Within
So you want to be a dragon?
First, we have to define what a dragon is. Picture one in your head. Do you imagine a big powerful creature that screams strength? Or maybe a cute tiny baby dragon that looks harmless. Yet, you know this little being will one day grow to be a force to be reckoned with. Whatever your initial thought of a dragon is, we can all agree dragons are a symbol of power. It is not only their appearance, which makes them powerful. Their qualities also play a significant role in their strength.
To unleash the dragon within you, we need to look at who dragons are. Here are three ways to awaken the dragon within:
1. Own Your Identity
Dragons know they are dragons. They know their strengths, powers, abilities, and they know how to use them. Knowing who you are and what you stand for are vital elements to awakening the dragon within you. Don’t pretend to be someone you are not. Own who you are without apology. Let it be known, not to the world but to yourself. Are you Hispanic, white, black, Asian, gay, straight, transexual, in your 30’s, 40’s, 60’s? Whatever it might be, BE PROUD! You are you for a reason.
You are not a follower. You are a leader. If you stop to think about what others are doing, you will lose your character. You are guided by your heart, talent, and instinct. In the end, it has to come from who you are.
2. Let Passion Drive You
Be your own mirror. Claw deep inside you and unveil your true passion. Passion is an activity or goal that you have a great affection towards, which you are willing to suffer for. This is what separates passion with keen interest.
There is the misconception that your passion will come easy to do. It is what you love, so why would it be hard? To achieve your passion, sacrifices off other activities will be needed. Focus your energy on what truly drives you. Fuel your passion by engulfing your body with happiness and joy by envisioning yourself accomplishing your goal. Dragons are known for protecting what they see as “treasure.” Make passion your treasure and unleash your dragon powers.
3. Show Resilience
Dragons are fighters. They keep flying towards what they set to accomplish. They burn whatever is in their path to reach their ultimate goal. I’m not advising you to go and burn your way to success. But I am saying to never give up. Go after what you desire. As long as you believe in yourself, you will win. Find different ways to accomplish your goals. If Plan A doesn’t work, then execute Plan B, C, D, etc. Keep going, you are the only one that will stop you from achieving greatness. Having the willpower to move forward is a great attribute a dragon has. Adapt this quality, and you will find the dragon inside you.
Identity. Passion. Resilience. All qualities of a dragon. Hold all three, and you would be unstoppable.
In the beginning, I mentioned that you might picture a cute baby dragon, and how that dragon will one day become a force to be reckoned with. Just like that baby dragon needs to grow to flourish, so do we. This is all a learning and growing process. Being a dragon is about knowing you are healthy and robust. It is inside all of us. We just need to harness what is within. Once you do, you will soar high in the sky: proud, confident, and fierce.