“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prompt: If there’s no enthusiasm in what you do, it won’t be remarkable and certainly won’t connect with people on an emotional basis. But, if you put that magic energy into all of your work, you can create something that touches people on a deeper level. How can you bring MORE enthusiasm into your work? What do you have to think or believe about your work to be totally excited about it? Answer it now. (Author: Mars Dorian)
Passion + Purpose = Good Works
Work is love made visible. – Kahlil Gibran
Time is precious. Passion and purpose motivate. They push me to explore, discover and create. Work becomes play. That’s excitement.
Work that I can fall in love with attracts and excites me. I can sense it from the beginning when I’m flirting around with the possibilities of pursuing a new project or purpose. My inner questions are always the same. Does what I’m about to undertake appeal to my senses? Will my attraction to it be worth the time spent with it? How will the work make me feel? Giddy and excited? Renewed and reawakened? Does the work get under my skin, inside the marrow of bones, and penetrate my heart? Will those feelings last? Will they be the same tomorrow, next month or next year? Or will I lose that loving feeling?
Love is fickle. Time is wasted. Attractions create distractions. Nothing is quite like those first moments when work is new and feelings of enthusiasm, energy, and excitement arouse the senses and motivate the heart and mind.
Love is work. It takes work to hold on to those first feelings. It takes work to rekindle waning excitement. It takes work to remain open to new possibilities on old projects. It takes a passionate purpose to keep enthusiasm at the forefront of the work.
Time runs out. But passion and purpose endure. I see it in ancient art created, classic books written and people committed to good works then and now. And that motivates me to keep doing what I love and loving what I do. Good works, that’s what I get totally excited about and that’s what I want to do.