If you’re a regular reader you know that I love quotes that make me think. I found another one that I’d like to share.
It’s from English poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
I spent at least a half hour today contemplating that quote. At first I set out to prove it wrong. I did this by making a mental list of all the great things in my life and the great things I’ve accomplished.
Without fail… everything great always came out of an enthusiastic effort. I guess Coleridge was on to something.
I’m about to start on a project. One that I’m unsure of. One that, to be honest, I’m a little skeptical of the outcome. This quote has me doing an attitude adjustment.
If I go at it half-hearted there’s no way I’ll be able to make it great. Go at it with 100% enthusiasm and who knows. Something great could happen.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship, church committee, work project, whatever… whenever you want greatness choose to proceed with enthusiasm.
What’s the greatest thing you’ve accomplished and was it because you were enthusiastic about it?