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Activate Others to be Enthusiastic

To activate others to be enthusiastic, you must first become enthusiastic yourself. We have an energy that transfers to others around us. You know a person who walks into the workplace exhausted. They pull the energy out of everyone around them and you’ve had your energy pulled from that person. Perhaps you’ve even been that person. Alternatively, if you choose to come into the office with an enthusiastic mindset and belief system and you choose energy – even though you’re tired, even though you’re exhausted, even though you’ve been working hard – that too is contagious. Are you the kind of person for whom others want to catch the energy that you have? Ask yourself that every day and decide to bring the energy to the game.

Look at things as they can be

Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. She isn’t stuck with the present but lives in a world of possibility. So, look around you today and see what is around you. Then ask yourself, “Huh, what could be here? What could be created? What if we lived in a powerful way? What would we make happen?” Then from that vantage point – take action.

Big Beliefs

Those who believe they can move mountains – do; and those who believe that they can’t – cannot. Belief triggers the power to do. Your performance will never exceed your beliefs. So choose your beliefs well because they will create the possibilities in your life.

If you don’t like your current beliefs, choose different ones.

The Magic of Thinking Big

David Schwartz, the author of The Magic of Thinking Big, told us that, “Success is determined by the size of your belief and if you think little goals you can expect little achievements. If you think big goals, you win big success.” Big ideas and big plans are often easier. Sometimes, they’re certainly no more difficult than the small ideas and the small plans. So, think big about what’s possible for you and then get about it! Start making big things happen today.

Passion is Form over Function

Passion is form over function. But purpose is function and function and function. Goethe once said, “Great passions are maladies without hope.” Some people call their base camp, where they pitch their tent, passion. But passion is what you are about. Unfortunately, passion plays out as frenetic energy, impetuousness, and breathless last-minute actions. It’s exhausting and unstable. If instead your base camp is grounded in purpose, something that you are in purpose for and your approach looks like perseverance to a disciplined and masterful execution towards some great end – that’s what purpose is all about. Passion may have its roots in what is good and noble, unfortunately, it often plays out in a way that is laughable and painful. Choose purpose over passion every day.