January 2 ~  Real Magic in Enthusiasm 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership

"Enthusiasm is one of life's greatest qualities, but it must be practiced to become a dominant factor in one's life... There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale

With a passion for life, Norman Vincent Peale's 1952 book, The Power of Positive Thinking, celebrated enthusiasm, the vigorous antidote for apathy and boredom.

Attitude matters.

"Mental attitude toward winning and losing is key," explained successful football coach Don Shula. "How you rebound from a setback speaks volumes about who you are. Your attitude makes all the difference."

"Enthusiasm is the greatest power," observed the South Asian Ramayana. "For one endowed with enthusiasm nothing in this world is impossible."

Live with gusto and hold nothing back. Look at difficulties as lessons, failure as opportunity. Get caught up in your work. Go  lighter on expectations. Toss the stress. Smile more. Laugh often. Live!

"Success," observed Winston Churchill, "is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."

Practice enthusiasm.