From Napoleon Hill: Enthusiasm is never a matter of chance. There are certain stimuli that produce Enthusiasm, the most important being as follows:
1. Occupation in the work that one loves best.
2. Environment where one comes in contact with others who are enthusiastic and optimistic.
3. Financial Success.
4. Complete mastery and application, in one’s daily work, of the seventeen laws of success.
5. Good health.
6. Knowledge that one has served others in some helpful manner.
7. Good clothes, appropriate to the needs of one’s occupation. (Clothes are the most important part of the embellishment that every person must have in order to feel self-reliant, hopeful and enthusiastic.)
“Put vim, force, vitality into every movement of your body. Let your very atmosphere be that of (one) who is ….determined to stand for something, and to be somebody…Dare to step out of the crowd and blaze your own path.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
Check your Enthusiasm level. I know that I can identify with all of these although #7 isn’t as important to me as it is to others. But after the St Jude Radiothon the other day, my Enthusiasm level was higher than it’s been in years. It filled me with vim and vigor to be involved once more in something that has meant so much to me for the past decade.
I hope that you can find something to inspire you as St Jude and Suzanne (The Wind Beneath My Wings) has inspired me.
Do you love your work? Do you love what you do? What type of environment are you working and living in? Ask yourself these questions?
Do you have good health? If not, I know it’s hard to be Enthusiastic about things but I also think that if you find something to inspire you, to be Enthusiastic about, then your health will improve was well. This past week I’d been having alot of trouble breathing but by Thursday evening and even on Friday it had improved. I had “gotten outside myself” and realized that nothing I was experiencing was anywhere near as bad as having (or being) a child with a catastrophic illness. No child should ever have to endure that. As a result, my gratitude level increased markedly and was able to shout my gratitude to the sky (however, I used my <a title=”Gratitude Journal” href=”http://www.gratitudetracker.com” target=”_blank”>Gratitude Journal</a> instead so the folks around me didn’t think I was nuts).
What’s going on in your life? Can you identify with anything I’ve been talking about here? Leave a comment….