Friday, July 30, 2010
The Fullness of Life
Often clients and program participants ask why issues such as stress, forgiveness, grief and resiliency are discussed in connection with enthusiasm.
The answer: these are all a part of life. To deny them denies aspects of what makes us who we are.
* Experiencing stress that zaps our energy or leads to overwhelm;
* Holding on to resentment, grudges, pain...not forgiving others or yourself;
* Denying feeling grief for losses of loved ones, jobs, other things of importance;
All these can interfere with or even stifle our experience and expression of enthusiasm. They then become barriers to living a life of meaning, purpose, passion, joy, authenticity. This interference can inhibit our ability to be resilient and bounce back from the tough stuff of life that may come our way.
Especially over the past few years it is more important than ever for us to: discover and explore ways to move through and release the barriers so we can more easily connect with, experience and express enthusiasm in all aspects of our lives. As many of you already know...that's when the magic happens.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Enthusiasm! Points to Ponder
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
"Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation a new meaning, no matter how frightening or difficult. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.”
Here's to your continued happiness and many magical miracles.
With Joy & Enthusiasm!
Monday, July 05, 2010
Thoughts on Enthusiasm!
Thoughts on Enthusiasm!
Long-time readers have come to understand there are many factors related to enthusiasm.
Consider the following insight.
"Mastery does not come from dabbling. We have to be prepared to pay the price. We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best."
— Eknath Easwaran
Eknath Easwaran has given us several things to think about. For example,
“Mastery does not come from dabbling.”
Mastery refers to great knowledge or skill, something that comes with commitment, time and attention.
“We have to be prepared to pay the price.”
Sometimes the price we pay involves money. Other times the price paid relates to overcoming obstacles, persevering and doing whatever it takes.
“We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best.”
The simplest way to realize sustained enthusiasm is to identify what causes you to become enthusiastic/excited/passionate/energized…then bring it into your life on a daily basis. (Check the Archives for previous posts on causes of enthusiasm, getting and keeping enthusiasm and related topics.)
So what are you waiting for? Hmmm perhaps you are wondering where or how to start. If that is the case consider the following from that wise sage Anonymous:
* Now is the time.
* Life’s too short, don’t wait.
* The only way to begin is to begin.
* All you need lies within.
* You’ll never know how far you can reach until you stretch.
* You don’t have to go it alone. Reach out to a coach or mentor to hold your dream and offer support.
And one more thought from me, remember to be open to joy along the way.
In the Flow of Mastery,
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