The Power of Enthusiasm

 

The word enthusiasm is derived from the Greek word entheos, which means god within. Notice that it doesn’t say God, because in this context the word god simply means a power, irrespective of what we choose to call it. When we are enthusiastic about life we are experiencing this power with its healing, harmonizing and prospering nature.

Therefore, we have the choice to act enthusiastically even under circumstances that may be less desirable than we wish. People who are happy, experience the joy associated with enthusiasm and the blessings that it brings.

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Why success is an inside job

 

        The greatest problem that people face today in the world of employment is not the lack of work, but more specifically the variety of ways to earn a living.  While there may not be a lot of jobs in the traditional sense, there are plenty of opportunities for us to use our skills and abilities if we are willing to shift our paradigm from having a job to finding work.  The problem most often lies in the fact that many if not most people are faced with the task of learning how to market themselves to find work that they really didn’t like in the first place.  And as a result, their lack of motivation leads to perfunctory effort, which itself may have caused them to be among the victims.

 

In her book, Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow, Marsha Sinetar states that, “Right livelihood, embodies self-expression, commitment, mindfulness, and conscious choice.  Finding and doing work of this sort is predicated upon high self-esteem and self-trust, since only those who like themselves, who subjectively feel they are trustworthy and deserving, dare to choose on behalf of what is right and true for them.”  The essence of this statement suggests that we don’t make choices that are in our best interest because we don’t believe we are worthy of the work we love.

 

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Thoughts on commitment

 

Thoughts on commitment

 

            Commitment has been defined as the desire to achieve a worthy goal and the courage to do whatever is necessary to achieve it.  It sounds easy, but it isn’t.  Too many of us don’t see ourselves worthy of some significant objective.  Therefore, we must first work on our own self-image by thinking positively about ourselves and others.

 

            The same holds true for courage. For us to sustain the action necessary for success, we must first envision ourselves as having already achieved our goal and to experience the joy and satisfaction of achievement.  Remember, the unconscious computer is a goal-seeking mechanism—thoughts held in mind, reproduce after their kind.

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The untapped power of solitude

We live our lives in a cacophony of sounds, sights and related distractions that keep us constantly engaged in thoughts outside ourselves. Forever in motion, we have precious little time to be by ourselves or within ourselves.
In their recently published book, Lead Yourself First, Kethledge and Erwin have this to say, “What our contemporary and historical research has shown about all, is that personal leadership—leading oneself—is the foundation of leading others. And personal leadership comes through solitude.”
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Hate hurts the hater even when the hated is hateful

Too often we justify our bad behavior or hate filled thinking because of the bad behavior of others. And given the reprehensible activities of some people in this world, we may feel that our negative response is rational. However, unless we are physically proximate to the object of our hatred, no one is injured but ourselves.
It’s important to remember, that any persistently used negative energy, such as hatred, anger, etc., will in time impact us physically, mentally and spiritually. Therefore, we owe it to ourselves not to let our minds dwell on any circumstance, person or persons that will diminish our ability to live a joyful life.
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Give yourself permission

 

     Too often, we accept stereotypes as gospel about ourselves and others. For example, we tend to see people as either introverts or extroverts, which is patently inaccurate. Because no matter how much of one energy we prefer, we also have some of the other. Therefore, there is no such thing as a pure introvert or pure extrovert. This polarity is fostered by marginally valid psychometric tools that perpetuate this inaccuracy.

     Consequently, we can choose to give ourselves permission to come from our least preferred energy when the situation warrants. Since it’s our choice to do so, we can be authentic using either energy appropriate to the occasion. Thus, we can be situational extroverts or situational introverts.


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Why should we choose to maintain an attitude of gratitude?

Gratitude is characterized as the quality of being thankful with a readiness to show appreciation for others and to return kindness. Those who choose to maintain this quality in daily practice typically find themselves drawn to others who, of like mind, tend to be happier, healthier and generally satisfied with their lives’ experience.
Yet can one who, thanks to Hurricane Harvey, has lost all worldly possessions, is living in a shelter with no place to go, be grateful? The answer is yes, because this person still has the gift of life. And the person can be grateful for the millions of people who are marshalled to help him or her rebuild their lives through selfless service through physical or financial generosity.
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A time for courage and compassion

Hurricane Harvey provided a true test for millions of people, some who lost everything and some of us who lost nothing. Such an event creates the need for millions to find the courage to face the challenges of rebuilding and/or healing or both. Hopefully, many can be grateful that whatever occurred, was no worse than it is.
Of great proportion has been the compassion exhibited by the outpouring of those offering to serve those unfortunate souls whether physically or financially or both. Despite the tragic consequences, there is still the blessing of people who become stronger in the context of the experience.
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Hearing the inner voice

 

 

 

From one perspective, we are never alone because we each have within us a power that, when listened to, provides the ideas, thoughts and understandings that allow us to live our lives with greater purpose and possibilities.  This spiritual resource, like any other, must be practiced repeatedly in order to be recognized for its incredible significance.  

 

We are challenged by the need to practice the presence with sufficient consistency of effort in order to gain the desired benefit.  Therefore, we achieve this blessing when we create a state of mind, or mindlessness, in which the highest level of consciousness can be accomplished and recognized as such.

 

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Why is positive expectation so powerful?

Yesterday, I heard that life is the manifestation of one’s expectations. It has been written that, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Since thinking and feeling create belief, it is logical to expect the outcome to become a reflection of that belief. While we should always be concerned about what we say, we should be even more concerned with what we think and feel. Every action we take is the outcome of some belief in our own mind.
Positive words can be healing words; words of encouragement and expressions of hope can engender the reactivity of the immune system and cause the body’s inner mechanism to bring about levels of healing, even when complete cure is not possible. When we learn to live life from a positive perspective we truly know that there is nothing to fear.
Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, find Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to Find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, “Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life by Norman York.