Monday, October 30, 2006

Magnificent Monday Motivators

Magnificent Monday Motivatorssm ~ Going Forward

As you may already know, October is the month of Enthusiasm! And as the Ambassador of Enthusiasm I am frequently asked, “does that mean that October is the only time I can be enthusiastic?” You may be chuckling to yourself, though sometimes this question is asked in jest and other times the people are serious.

So let me clarify, October is the month where enthusiasm is specifically celebrated along with its benefits, gifts and blessings. The ideal is for you and everyone you know to connect with, experience and express enthusiasm on a regular basis, preferably daily. Is this a tall order? NO!

Today is Monday, October 30, 2006. We have one day left in October and the official 2006 wide-scale celebration of the Month of Enthusiasm! Here are some tips and suggestions in going forward.

Give yourself permission and set the intent to keep the momentum going, with regard to enthusiasm in you personal life, your family life and your work life.

Observe others and how they express and experience enthusiasm, exuberance and excitement as they engage with their everyday livingness. This allows us to begin to see and understand how vast and varied enthusiasm is.

Make it a point to have fun. Don’t wait until the weekend or when you get off of work. If it helps, put a per minute dollar amount on your time, let’s say $2. You pay yourself (earn) $2 for each minute you allow yourself to have fun and be present to the moment. It costs you $2 per minute for each minute you wait until the weekend or end of your shift. Of course you could save yourself time and energy by simply making it a point to have fun.

Talk about it with family, friends and co-workers. Engaging in ongoing conversations keeps you and those around you tuned in to this dynamic power, energy, force called enthusiasm.

Acknowledge yourself and learn to appreciate the way enthusiasm flows in all areas of your life and work. Remember there is a natural ebb and flow that coincides with the rhythms and seasons of our lives.

(c) 2006 Antoinette S. Webster. All rights reserved.

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