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Years ago, when I started looking for my first job, wise advisers urged, "Anne, be enthusiastic! Enthusiasm will take you further than any amount of experience."


How right they were. Enthusiastic people can turn a boring drive into an adventure, extra work into the opportunity and strangers into friends.


"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson.


It is the past that helps you hang in there when the going gets tough. It is the inner voice that whispers, "I can do it!" when others shout, "No, you can't."

How do you rediscover the enthusiasm of your childhood? The answer, I believe, lies in the word itself and from that, love of others. Enthusiastic people also love what they do, regardless of money or title or power. If we cannot do what we love as a full-time career, we can as a part-time avocation, like the head of state who paints.


We need to live in each moment wholeheartedly, with all our senses. It is such fervent love of life that puts a sparkle in our eyes