Have you ever heard the story of the great ninja warriors? The story is about a group of good warriors who must fight the bad warriors to prevent them from taking over their land. Each of the good warriors were told by their ninja master that they each had a very special power. One warrior had the power of wind, one had the power of fire, one had the power of water. There was one ninja warrior who had the power of green and he was so confused about why he had this when it didn’t seem like a power at all. He was very upset. Why did everyone else get a power and he was stuck with a stupid color? It just didn’t make any sense. He was frustrated that he didn’t have a super power like the rest of the warriors, and didn’t see how green could be beneficial to anyone.
Over the course of the story, the ninja warriors realize that they must get the special weapons to unlock their magical powers to save their land. But the bad warriors have stolen the weapons from them. They were stuck. Doomed. Nothing they could do. They didn’t see a way out. All seemed lost and hopeless, it became clear that the bad warriors would take over their land. They were going to lose.
Then, the green ninja warrior came and saved the day. He told his warrior friends that they didn’t need the weapons to unlock their secret powers, that their special powers were inside each of them already He convinced them that they didn’t need to rely on the weapons. He made them see that they already had the powers.
He saw that his power of green was helping his friends be great. That is what makes you a true ninja master. They didn’t need the weapons, they had it inside all along.
Once the good warriors realized that they had already had the weapons they needed to fight, they were able to defeat the bad warriors. They felt the power of wind, fire, and water ignite inside each of them and together they attacked the bad warriors. In the end, they kept their land, and all was okay. They won. Victory. Good over evil prevailed.
You, like the ninja warriors, already have the powers you need inside each of you. No matter what you think you need out there in the world, to be successful…the truth is you don’t. You have the brains, the beauty, the confidence, the ambition, the discipline. You can be and do whatever it is in this crazy world that you want.
So the next time you find yourself feeling defeated about wanting something – a job, a relationship, a material possession – but not seeing how you can get it…remember the ninja warriors. You have the power inside. You just have to unlock it. It’s there for the taking. Look inside of yourself, go down deep, feel the desire, and let the fire light up.
You have the power. I know you can find it.