Enthusiasm

August 18, 2010

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until it becomes a habit. Enthusiasm is natural; it is being alive, taking the initiative, seeing the importance of what you do, giving it dignity, and making what you do important to yourself and to others.” – Gordon Parks

Although every counselor at FCDC has been bashed over the head with this quote since the dawn of photocopying, I believe it’s one of the truest quotes I’ve ever heard.

Enthusiasm is the reason I have friends, a job, and a feeling of satisfaction at the end of each day. There are times when it’s the only reason I’m happy. This quote doesn’t inspire; rather it explains. As a camp counselor, as a waiter, and as just a person in general, I know firsthand that enthusiasm, even if it’s forced, makes all the difference in the world.

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One Response to “Enthusiasm”

  1. ENTHUSIASTIC?

    TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC YOU MUST ACT ENTHUSIASTIC.
    TO ACT ENTHUSIASTIC YOU MUST BE ENTHUSIASTIC.

    OH BOY ARE WE ENTHUSIASTIC.

    Keep on keepin’ on I do say young fella!

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