Napoleon Hill- Lesson 8: Enthusiasm


Hill said that enthusiasm is the intense emotion known as burning desire. It comes from within, although it radiates outwardly in the expression of one’s voice and countenance. A person without enthusiasm is like a watch without a mainspring. To become enthusiastic about achieving a desirable goal, keep your mind on that goal day after day.

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action.Henry Chester

Zig Ziglar tells a story of a railroad worker and the president of the railroad.

One Monday morning there were several worker of a major railroad company, milling around the tracks ready to start work.  A big black limo pulls up and out steps, a well-dressed man, who was the president of the railroad.  He walks over to one of the workers and says, “Hello Jim, how are you?” Jim says, “I’m doing great, John. Thanks for asking.”

After the railroad president walked away, the other workers were impressed and asked him how he knew the president of the company on a first name basis. Jim told them that twenty years ago they started with the railroad together. The other workers asked Jim “How come he’s president and you still work out here in this hot yard?” Jim replied, “Twenty years ago when John and I started, I went to work for a paycheck and he went to work for the railroad his family and himself. ”

John was enthusiastic about his career. He had goals and enthusiastically perused his them.  Jim had small goals (a paycheck on Friday) and he probably was not very enthusiastic about the 5 days of work he had to do get it. To be enthusiastic you have to act enthusiastically!

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