Always Remember to take your Vitamins: Take your Vitamin A for ACTION, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence ,Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!!
Knowing where you want to go and knowing how to get there doesn’t mean that you will get there or that you will enjoy, or appreciate, the achievement if you do reach your goal.
An essential ingredient in your success recipe is “enthusiasm”. You see, it is how you behave on your journey that will determine how far you go, how much you enjoy the trip and how people remember you.
It is enthusiasm that puts the sparkle in your eye, the spring in your step and puts the fun back into life. Your life is supposed to be an exciting adventure and it is enthusiasm for life that makes it so.
We lose our enthusiasm when we lose our sense of gratitude. Instead of being grateful for the opportunity to offer our services and being grateful for the fact that someone values our services enough to use them and trusts us enough to allow us to provide our services, we complain that we have to provide our services. Realise that only through your service to others can you truly experience your value as a Human Being and find any meaning and significance in your life.
So often we are so busy complaining about how tough life is and how hard we have to work that we lose sight of the value of our contribution and that makes us feel insignificant, puts us into victim mode and causes us to lose our enthusiasm.
This story may put this into perspective.
The three stonecutters.
One day a man came across 3 stonecutters working in a quarry. Each one was cutting out a block of stone. Curious as to what they were doing he asked the 1st stone cutter what he was doing. “What are you blind” the stone cutter shouted “Can’t you see, I’m cutting this stupid piece of stone.” Shocked but still no wiser the man turned to the 2nd stonecutter and asked him what he was doing. “I am cutting this block of stone to make sure that it’s sides are straight and smooth so that the builder can build a straight wall” Feeling a lot better but still not really any wiser the man turned to the 3rd stonecutter, who seemed to be the happiest of the 3, and asked him what he was doing. “I am building a cathedral” the 3rd stonecutter proudly replied. (Which one of the stonecutters are you?)
When we know the value of our contribution we gain a sense of significance from it and this leads to our being enthusiastic about what we do.
What you must realize is that everything that you do is important. Everything that you do becomes a building block of your past and forms the foundation of your future.
You deserve an exciting, meaningful life and it is your responsibility to make it so. So from today do everything that you do with enthusiasm. Be grateful that you have the opportunity to do it, do it as if it were the most important thing in your life, because how you do what you do is more important than what you do.