The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek root entheos, "having the god within." Eckhart Tolle suggests that enthusiasm is the highest form of "awakened doing."
Enthusiasm is a fantastic indicator of where your Creative Genius lives. It's the immediate "I love it!" response, the game you've got to get into, the cause you can't walk away from, the idea that makes you pause and then nod, "Oh, this is a good one, a really good one." Enthusiasm evokes a determined "no matter what-ness." It wakes us up in the middle of the night with fresh ideas. Enthusiasm creates a flurry of connections and marvelous events that often starts with this powerful little phrase: "What if . . ."
Enthusiasm is the genuine Yes! that will uncork your genius, signal your muses to come down, and magnetize the resources you need to be within your reach.
Today's Worksheet: Passion Play
Your true strengths are living right here.
You go to the best cocktail party ever. It's a life-changing event because you meet the most with-it, interesting, empowered people, and each of them can contribute to your career and interests in some way . . . . Who was there? What kind of information did they share with you? What did they ask you? How did they offer to help you?
If you could go to five conferences or events this year, which ones would you go to, or what would they be about?
What could you talk about late into the night with like-minded people without running out of things to say?
What activities make you feel really useful, alive, and strong?
When do you feel like a rock star, a gifted contributor, a very cool and purposeful human being? In terms of things that you do, when do you feel most like yourself?
What do you want to be known for?
Missed It? You can still participate in '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius':
- Day 1: Welcome To '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius'
- Day 2: Where Are You Forcing Yourself To Be Better?
- Day 3: What Are You Intensely Interested In?