Enthusiasm

Good morning friends,

I hope this email finds you healthy, happy and full of excitement for your day, week, month, year and future in general.  We are living in such an incredible time- full of possiblities and opportunities. It truly is an exciting time to be alive!

On this “Thankful Thursday” I am grateful for the emotion of excitement/enthusiasm. Studying thoughts and feelings the past few years has engendered within me a respect for specific emotions that drive powerful actions and results.  I’ve found that when I need to get myself to do something I truly do NOT want to do, if I can generate excitement for any tiny aspect of the chore, it no longer is something I dread.  If I generate enthusiasm for the difficult task, it actually becomes at the very least tolerable, and usually even enjoyable.

I’ve always loved the Mary Poppins song that says, “Just a spoonful of sugar, helps the medicine go down, in a most delightful way.”  I’m grateful for how operating from excitement is like sugar that takes away the dread associated with so many of the hard things we must do in life.  These hard things are necessary and keep us healthy, like medicine, but often aren’t desirable.  Enthusiasm is the key. 

What thoughts generate enthusiasm for you? When were you last looking forward to something?  Can you remember the last time you were excited for an event? What were you thinking? For me it’s some version of, “I can’t wait for…”; “It’s going to be so awesome when….”; “I love it when…”; “One of my favorite things is…”; “I’m living my best life and it’s all rigged in my favor!!”; “This is going to be amazing”; etc. 

I challenge you to recognize the next time you are dragging your feet, dreading what you need to get done. In that moment, practice generating enthusiasm for the task or the result of the task.  What can you think that will enable you to get excited?  Let me know how it goes!!  I am so thankful for enthusiasm.

Nothing great was ever achieved without ENTHUSIASM” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a great week!!

With love,

Candice Noss