Lesson 2 From Average Joe: The Value of Enthusiasm
I was asked to be the closing speaker at a business rally last week, at which I met one of the highest performing salesmen in the nation. He looked very much like an average-Joe; nothing outstanding about him. But, the moment this fellow got up to speak, I could see that he had honed a skill that arouses the listener’s emotions. He knew exactly what was going on in the minds of his audience, and he knew how to push buttons. It was magical how he could get the whole room to cheer enthusiastically.
This so called ‘average-Joe’ was not average at all; he’d refined the knack of seeing beyond the shallow facades that most folks put forward. His insight was his power. He was not only considered a dynamic salesman who was breaking company records consistently, he was also considered to be a very gentle and kindly person. I invited him to lunch the next day, and here is one of the lessons he taught me as I ate my tuna fish sandwich:
We all possess far more enthusiasm than we need to succeed. Enthusiasm is energy for leaping forward. Enthusiasm is one of our greatest resources when released in a constructive manner. All it takes to release it effectively is to set goals with a receptive mind so life can guide you one step at a time.
Can you feel that energy that compels you to leap forward?
When you set lofty goals, do you do so with a receptive mind?
Be sure to check out my latest feature in the Huffington Post: GPS Guide: 5 Ways to Cure ‘Arthritis of the Mind’ (Illustrated ) And The Big Night: 5 Ways To Cultivate Patience