“I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.” -Anatole France
As Winston Churchill said, “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Having enthusiasm is a key ingredient in achieving success, as, without enthusiasm, one can not be compelling. Your enthusiasm is contagious, especially when you have it under control, the world is your oyster.
In the book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, Gary Keller shares the following story:
“One evening an elder Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us. One is Fear. It carries anxiety, concern, uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision, and inaction. The other is Faith. It brings calm, conviction, confidence, enthusiasm, decisiveness, excitement, and action.” The grandson thought about it for a moment and then meekly asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”
Here are some great quotes on enthusiasm: