"The most powerful weapon
on earth is the human soul on fire."
French Field Marshall Ferdinand
I have a magnificent gift for you! You can call this strength enthusiasm,
passion, vitality, zest, exuberance or whatever word means a quest in which you
are on fire, delighted, deeply engaged, energetic, loving the pursuit and
actively taking your talents and emotions to their outer limits.
The Latin word enthusiasmus means literally "to be inspired by a god."
Enthusiasm is about living deeply, finding what inspires you and discovering
what sets your creative soul apart from everyone else.
Enthusiastic people live well. They experience excitement, success in
attaining their visions and dreams, creativity, happiness and confidence. They
are undaunted by obstacles and challenges, suffer few regrets and every now and
then even accomplish the impossible.
One of the joys of my profession is helping people identify and pursue what
makes them feel alive. It’s amazing to behold their discovery that with
Enthusiasm, they can have their cake and eat it too! Enthusiasm and practicality
do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts. In fact, they actually enhance
one another. You can follow your dreams and take care of all your
responsibilities, all at the same time. What a deal!
To cultivate the strength of Enthusiasm, it’s important to ask yourself
several questions: What are your abilities and gifts? What activities or
interests excite and energize you? What activities in the past excited and
energized you? What would give greater meaning and purpose to your life? What
rejuvenates you when you are out of energy? What does success mean to you? What
factors get in the way of your pursuit of Enthusiasm? Once you have given these
some thought, consider the ways you can move toward your passion:
Dream, dream, dream and develop a vision
Confront your fears and be willing to take risks
Adopt an optimistic attitude; believe enthusiasm will make your future
Take responsibility for your passion and dreams
Don’t allow anyone’s expectations to interfere with your vitality
Spend time with enthusiastic people
Share and model enthusiasm
Read and research about your passions
Shadow others who are doing what you want to do; find a mentor
Believe that living with passion is your right and responsibility
If you’d like more in-depth information on ways to build and maintain
Enthusiasm in your life, Click Here.
If you’d like to discover your own Positive Path, one that can lead to a life of fulfillment and ultimate personal power, contact Sharon Esonis at (760) 746-7284, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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