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Enthusiasm - The Electricity Of Life


Robert Stevenson Blog - Enthusiasm is the electricity of life

Emerson said, “Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm.” I see enthusiasm as the critical trait, component, and ingredient in the personality of successful people. Enthusiasm is the gas that drives your engine on your journey towards SEEKING EXCELLENCE. With enthusiasm you will forever have the chance to succeed; without it, you have failed before you ever started. Some people show it differently than others, but that doesn’t mean it is any less powerful or they are any less committed.


Webster’s defines it this way:

enthusiasm: intense or eager interest; zeal; fervor. - SYN. see passion

passion: extreme, compelling, emotion or excitement. - SYN. see enthusiasm

zeal: ardent endeavor or devotion. - SYN. see passion

fervor: great warmth of emotion; zeal. - SYN. see passion

emotion: strong, generalized feeling; physical excitement. - SYN. see feeling


In looking at how Webster’s defines enthusiasm and the words associated to the term, it is obvious to see a pattern developing towards another word, PASSION; they go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other. So, it is with Success - you can’t have success without enthusiasm; they go hand-in-hand.


Enthusiasm is but a state of mind, the combination between mental and physical energy; your belief (the mental) put into action (physical energy).


Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes

your hope rise to the stars.

Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes,

it is the swing in your gait,

the grip of your hand,

the irresistible surge of your will and

your energy to execute your ideas.


Enthusiasts are fighters.

They have fortitude.

They have staying qualities.

Enthusiasm is at the bottom

of all progress!

With it there is accomplishment.

Without it there are only alibis.


Henry Ford's Fireplace Motto


There is real magic in enthusiasm. I heard it once called the “Electricity of Life.” So, if you want to be successful in business … hire enthusiasm, show enthusiasm, share enthusiasm, nurture enthusiasm, create enthusiasm, and welcome enthusiasm.

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