Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Post 22 - Enthusiasm

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.
I dislike this prompt a lot because it focuses on what other people will get if you bring a little bling bling into your swing.   It's not my thing.  Many of the prompts with the Emerson quotes just remind me of what a leader Emerson was and just how difficult it is to fake it.   
I don't think Emerson wrote 'lines'. He wrote. It doesn't come off at all gimmicky or polished. It just speaks straight from his heart. His enthusiasm wasn't for 'others'. Emerson constantly reminds us that we must scorn 'others', especially if it get's in the way of our truth.  
When I am interested in something, really, then is shows. This is not something that can be faked. Unless you're job is to act, and that is another thing altogether. 

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