The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds, a popular album by American rapper San Quinn.
Extreme pressure is required for a diamond to emerge.
A diamond, we equate this rock emerging from nature
with perfection with beauty with spark
with distinction, with value, worth.
It is a shiny thing — and we WANT it.
We WANT a lot of things in life. Some change. Some remain constant.
As a babe we wailed with want to be held or to be fed, for someone to take care of us.
Our wants evolve: I wanted to be an actress.
He wanted to make money.
She wanted a boyfriend.
They wanted to win the game.
Apply extreme pressure.
The actress must endure rejection, a make over, judgment of her size, her voice.
The real estate mogul must persist in the quest for buyer and building, the funding, the personalities.
The girlfriend must throw herself “out there,” listen, share enough of herself to attract a fellow listener and companion.
The team must train, strategize, study the opposition, vulnerabilities, work together.
All under extreme pressure.
Our minds are capable of monitoring what is extreme.
Is it extreme or merely necessary pressure? Pressure applied to crack the back of the WANT.
What might we expect from that stress?
~A worthy goal met.
~A distinct person realized.
~The sparkle of creativity manifested.
~The beauty of a deal closed.
~The perfection of your diamond.
Go for it.
Apply pressure – now.