Have You Got The Minerals?
If you are not a fan of the 2001 Guy Ritchie movie, Snatch, or from England, you may have no idea what I am talking about.
Have you got the minerals?
If it was filmed in America, the question would have been, “do you have the balls?”
I think minerals is much more fitting.
If you look throughout history, the greatest triumphs have come through adversity, pressure, no win situations. We are drawn to them because the parties involved remind us of us. They are a normal person just like you and me, yet they were able to accomplish, produce, and endure so much.
How do they do it?
Could I do it?
Do I have the minerals for something great?
Just like the most precious stones, extreme situations can bring out something we didn’t even know was possible.
Common minerals, pushed, crushed, heated up, cooled down, tossed and turned, chewed up and spit out in the most unbearable situations on the planet produce some of it’s most valuable gems.
Diamonds. Pearls. Rubies. Sapphires.
What does pressure do to you?
How do you handle heat?
What do you do when you are faced with adversity? With chaos? With a situation that melts everything else around you?
Do you melt with it?
Or do you become something precious?
Shine Bright Like A Diamond
The most valuable natural resources on the planet are nothing but minerals.
Barely worth their weight.
Maybe you feel like you are nothing special.
Maybe you feel like you are worthless.
But what if you dug deep and found out what you were really made of?
After all, precious stones aren’t anything until they are put under extreme conditions.
The pressure, the heat, and the time cause a complete meltdown of everything around them, but not them.
They have the right minerals.
Those ordinary, common, minerals become diamonds, pearls, rubies, and sapphires. Precious stones worth thousands, millions, even hundreds of millions of dollars. Used to symbolize love, show appreciation, and admire greatness. They are the minerals of kings, and the treasure of queens. The trophies of champions, and the symbols of power.
From nothing to something.
With a little help from life.
Which Mineral Are You?
It starts as nothing more than an exhale. We give it away 24 hours a day, just breathing. Carbon Dioxide. That’s it. This overly abundant gas, when buried deep in the earth, heated up to 2,200 degrees, squeezed under 725,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, and then thrusted to the earth’s surface to cool, becomes a diamond.
You may think of yourself as ordinary, but what have you overcome? What are you going through now that you are going to overcome?
What does the pressure feel like? Can you take it?
Can you handle 725,000 pounds of pressure? Are you having to handle it right now?