Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being enthusiastic is a great thing in life but like with everything else, it needs to be properly managed.
In order to be successful at anything you need to persistently have and show properly-managed enthusiasm towards what you are creating. A little too much of it and you spoil your craft, too little and your craft is but a heart without a beat.
You can apply this almost anywhere… at least so I have learned during the past few years of the digital revolution. In your career, parenting, writing, praying and even research, enthusiasm plays a major role and will set you apart from other creators… in a good way — of course.
Your biggest competitors are machines. Today, machines can simulate almost anything a human can do but it is difficult to see them simulating enthusiasm because your core emotions are involved — let us face it, machines and emotions are like oil and water. Specialize at being enthusiastic about everything and you can guarantee your job or position is at no risk of being taken over by a machine. Honestly, this might not make any sense as we speak but the sooner you realize that machines are here to replace you the better off you are in avoiding it to happen; I am just offering a plausible solution to lessen the damage that’s on the horizon.
Still trying to figure out the secret sauce to success? Look no more, you had it within you all along. You are filled with enthusiasm, use it to make a difference in your life and in the life of others around you — it is sort of contagious once you start using it.
How can you be enthusiastic about something? A good start is by asking the right questions to problems that need to be resolved. It could be a problem that you are facing at this particular moment or one that has bothered you for sometime now.
By the way, these blog posts are 100% enthusiasm and 0% procrastination. Procrastination is a dreadful and deceitful path to chaos in life. You can beat it by practicing enthusiasm every single day — it’s not easy but Elon Musk is Elon Musk because of his determination and enthusiasm towards his goals, which sometimes seem unrealistic.