Enthusiasm by Mars Dorian
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.
My work matters. That is my mantra. Before I had convinced myself that nothing I did mattered to anyone. That what I was doing was a waste of time, and now I realize that no one said that, but I was made to feel that way because some did not understand, others it was not meant for and the ones that appreciated it most told me infrequently. I now realize that asking for constant compliments or feedback for what I do is foolish and counter productive and that just getting the projects done has become satisfaction enough and now in fact made me enthusiastic for what I do.
- Ten Pieces of Inspiration #23 (thesimpledollar.com)