Be Wildly Enthusiastic

“Be enthusiastic” smacks of the obvious. “Be energetic” sounds trite. “Be passionate” seems boring. Yet without enthusiasm, energy and passion, you cannot lead your field and an organization cannot get to world class.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is due to the triumph of enthusiasm.”

The people I love to be around are generally those that have a simple, heartfelt quality: They are enthusiastic. Wildly so. They are open to life. They are curious. They love to learn. They smile when they see me. And they have a lot of fun.

Today, show up at work with all the enthusiasm you can genuinely muster. Be outrageously energetic and madly alive. See the best in people. See the opportunity for learning and personal evolution amidst a seeming setback. Embrace change as a chance to grow. Have a laugh with a teammate. Spread some passion.

I’ll be the first one to agree that you can’t control what happens to you each day. But with an abundance of enthusiasm, I have no doubt whatever the coming hours bring, you will handle them with grace, strength and a smile.

Note: The above are excerpts from a lesson titled “Be Wildly Enthusiastic” from Robin Sharma’s excellent book, The Greatness Guide. Here are links to Robin Sharma’s website and his blog.


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