"No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto."
What's the big difference between the person who perseveres and the person who quits?
The Greek heritage of the word enthusiasm literally means "God within you". No one has ever succeeded without being enthusiastic, full of spirit, hope and action.
Enthusiasm creates the emotional charge that can help you overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and obstacles. Use enthusiasm to achieve your goals, eliminate undesirable habits, engage in thinking and planning, and develop a positive mental attitude.
NOTE: a motivational secret weapon for self-starting is the powerful 3-word phrase DO IT NOW! Say this to yourself and then immediately get into action (or annotate specifically when you will do it).
If you want to feel enthusiastic, act enthusiastically. This is not the same as "fake it until you make it". Remember that your feelings follow your actions. Be enthusiastic!
Post inspired by the Ultimate Success Program and Og Mandino's University of Success.