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Enthusiasm: The Bedrock of Passion; The Key to Potential

Posted by Herman Najoli on March 5, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson, that great essayist and poet whose been quoted so many times, once said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”. Enthusiasm is the bedrock of passion and the key to maximizing one’s personal potential. Henry David Thoreau said that the mass of men live lives of quiet desperation. In other words, they do not have a passion for anything. They have nothing to stand for, so they fall for anything that comes their way. How then, can we break through and find something worth standing for?

The key is in having a desire to make a difference. Making a difference could mean changing the way things are or simply contributing to a social condition or situation. Desire is the ignition key, so to speak, of passion. You cannot pursue something unless you really have a desire for it. We generate enthusiasm by having positive desires that will contribute towards a better life and society. Let’s work on generating greater enthusiasm.

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2 Responses to “Enthusiasm: The Bedrock of Passion; The Key to Potential”

  1. coachsusie said

    Wonderful site! In order to effect change or make a difference there has to be passion. With that comes enthusiasm and the motivation to move forward. I find by making a difference in other peoples lives it helps not only us, but many others realize they to can make a difference!

  2. Carolom said

    Herman you might be interested to konw that you can download – audio podcast- some of Emersons essays for free on the learnoutloud.com web site.

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