Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Passion For Success

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

There is nothing like enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the fuel of success. It drives one on even when obstacles keep on mounting. It works hand-in-hand with determination.

Have you noticed that you tend to accomplish a task faster if you were enthusiastic about it in the first place and it tends to drag on forever if you just don't "feel it".

A person without enthusiasm lacks the spark that we often see in a go-getter. There is practically no drive and hardly can such a person see opportunities and chances with this frame of mind.

Steven Spielberg was so enthusiastic about making films that one day, when he was 17-years-old, he dressed up in a suit and tie, combed his hair, carried his father's briefcase (which contained nothing but a sandwich and candy bars) and made for Universal Pictures.

He strode past a guard and went into one of the offices. It was an unused office and after some days he bought some plastic nameplates and registered his name in the building directory!

How enthusiastic are we about our jobs? Of course the best way to be enthusiastic about anything is to genuinely enjoy it. Then enthusiasm will flow naturally. Since we all can't dump our present jobs, we can start developing our enthusiasm for them.


(a) By thinking of all the benefits to us—money for traveling, clothes...

(b) By thinking of all those who benefit from our services—directly or indirectly

By doing this we would see some good sides to our jobs which we might never have thought of and we will start to appreciate them more.

(c) Then we should consciously look out for exciting or interesting things about our jobs.

Most of the time people claim to be bored by their jobs. It is simply because they had already closed their minds to the task.

(d) Set targets and deadlines for yourself. You will be surprised how this will make you more effective that even your boss will notice the difference (Who knows you might get a raise!).

(e) Read motivational books and apart from these read autobiographies of successful people in your field. They have a way of inspiring one to achieve success.

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