Enthusiasm is joy in action; an extreme positive energy centered in the present moment on a specific subject or cause! We are ignited with excitement toward a goal. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “It’s the inner excitement of being on the right path, doing what feels good to you, and what you know you were meant to do.” When we know we are on the right path and following through our God-given purpose, we become infused with enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is one of my favorite words because it incites a sense of enlightenment and expresses a higher level of energy for those things in our life that we consider most important. With enthusiasm, as with God, all things are possible and we can achieve anything. In fact, enthusiasm is a word that has its origins in the Greek language for “inspired by God.”
Norman Vincent Peale stated, “If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” I agree wholeheartedly with Norman Vincent Peale. When we approach people and situations with zest and enthusiasm, we are destined to be met with positive results. I am sure you have found this to be true in your life, as I have in mine.
Charles Schwab said, “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” And, Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” Have you ever seen anything worthwhile done without enthusiasm?
Henry Ford proclaimed, “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”
I say, “Enthusiasm is the twinkle in my toes and the wiggle in my nose; it is the swing in my hips and the smile upon my lips! Enthusiasm is the thumping of my heart to the beat of my ideas that drums out a rhythm of inspiration for all to see.”
I leave you with these inspiring words, “It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
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