How important is enthusiasm really?
So just how important is enthusiasm really?
The answer is simple – ENTHUSIASM is a cornerstone of all significant and successful stories. It’s the foundation of entrepreneurship.
Kim calls me Captain Chaos and that’s a compliment (more or less). The chaos that seems to erupt around me comes from a natural enthusiasm – a desire to try new things, to challenge the status quo, to look for new and exciting edge-of-your-seat expeditions, to explore, to create, to learn, to instruct, to teach and, in return, to inspire others to do the same.
However, I find that it’s not always possible to do this in an ordered methodical way, but the energy and willpower derived from enthusiasm drives me through the sometimes-crazy tasks/goals I set myself.
Enthusiasm is a shiny, slippery, mercurial quality; it’s a spirited combination of energy, liveliness, verve (love the word), optimism, excitement, eagerness, playfulness and sense of fun. The opposite of enthusiasm is apathy or indifference an attitude of avoidance when trying to achieve great things.
On Saturday evening I spoke at a local Simbra farmers event organised by Donovan Sims and team. We had the best evening. 150 super excited, absolutely energised and enthusiastic people. The title – “Grin & Bear It – adapt and thrive in 2023”.
As Henry Ford once said “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hope shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing of your gait. The grip of your hand and the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas”.
Happy February everyone!