Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” is a great line from Emerson. If there’s no enthusiasm in what you do, it won’t be remarkable and certainly won’t connect with people on an emotional basis. But, if you put that magic energy into all of your work, you can create something that touches people on a deeper level. How can you bring MORE enthusiasm into your work? What do you have to think or believe about your work to be totally excited about it? Answer it now.

If we are doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing at any given time (call it our “purpose”), then enthusiasm is an inevitable consequence of such action. Enthusiasm isn’t something we can fake. Not the true, genuine type that connects with people.

I cannot “bring more enthusiasm” to my work other than that which is already there. The question for all of us is whether we are fulfilling our life’s purpose, or not.

(I note that there are days when all of us would rather stay in bed. On these days we need to bring determination and focus to our work. We need to be mindful that in our interactions we act with kindness and compassion. But that’s not enthusiasm. Survival maybe, but not enthusiasm.)