Chaos Creates A Dancing Star!

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Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

The great philosopher Nietzsche once said, “One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star.”

Some of you right about now are probably asking who the heck is this Nietzsche guy, and what the heck is he talking about?

Well, I must tell you that I’m not going to try to explain Nietzsche because, quite frankly, I’m not qualified to. I don’t know if anyone is qualified to fully explain Nietzsche! However, I do know that he was a heck of a lot smarter than me, and if it’s possible to fully explain him then it will take someone who is also a heck of a lot smarter than me to do so.

With that said, let’s take a stab at Nietzsche, anyway. He was a German philosopher who wrote and spoke on an elite level way above most of us normal mortals. I know this as a fact because I tried to read and re-read and re-read, and eventually only found myself able to slightly grasp some of his material.

However, I do know that Hitler studied Nietzsche like crazy because Nietzsche talked a lot about super human qualities in the truly few elite people this world has to offer. So someone like Hitler looking to build his own master race probably would have really liked Nietzsche! But putting that aside, I figured if a really smart guy is talking about the qualities, mannerisms, and thought processes of the best of the best, then I better listen!

In fact, I think you better listen too! What do you hear when Nietzsche says, “One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star”?

Take your time and really look at the statement written above. Listen to yourself saying it. Study it. It’s okay. It’s written down in words on this paper so you can take your sweet time and really analyze it. Think about your thinking when you read Nietzsche’s statement above, and then think about it again…

Let’s break it down. “One must still have chaos in oneself…” Well, I’m not sure what you came up with but I think this means that we can’t be content with our present circumstances. We have to be a little unsatisfied. Maybe we even have to be a little angry at our present circumstances if we want life to improve. This reminds me of something I heard a long time ago about the really good professional boxers. I heard the really good ones were all a little bit angry. Well, maybe we can all get a little angry too? Now, I’m not talking about acting violently, but I am talking about the kind that drives you to take massive action and enables you to put a lot of sticks in the red-hot fire. In other words, I’m talking about creating a life of CHAOS!

While most people run from chaos, I think Nietzsche would say that the elite run toward chaos. Please remember this next sentence. He or she who most deftly manages chaos in his or her life usually wins the game of life. Hmm… Maybe a little chaos isn’t such a bad thing after all!

Let’s try the second part now. “…give birth to a dancing star.” Hmm? What exactly was Nietzsche saying here? I’m not positive, but this sure does sound like something really BIG, doesn’t it?

Does giving birth to a dancing star put us on some crazy high level similar to our Creator? Can humans really do something as grand and large and magnificent as, “give birth to a dancing star”? Can we really create our future lives in advance?

Well, once again I’m not qualified to talk about your Creator, or probably anybody else’s Creator, but I am sure that almost every one of us is living far below our true potential! Our true potential is so vast, encompassing, and empowering that we can’t even begin to understand our worldly or universal powers that lie dormant in almost all of us.

Maybe we all just need to have a little more faith in ourselves, and manage our chaotic lives just a little bit better and then just maybe we too can create something special and give birth to a dancing star!

Now, please share how you plan to use the success secret of chaos creating a dancing star.


Thanks for your time,


Daniel Blanchard

Author of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series

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