Give a person enthusiasm and you have given him a key to success. Enthusiasm isn't everything, but it goes far.
When a person goes for a job interview, enthusiasm will give him a better chance of getting hired. Of course, enthusiasm without knowledge and skill alone isn't enough. But an enthusiastic person is more likely to gain the necessary knowledge and skill.
Enthusiasm is energy. And energy is what you need to get up and go. Unfortunately, there are many of whom it can be said, "His get-up-and-go has gotten up and gone."
Don't let that be said about you. Be enthusiastic, and enthusiastically increase the enthusiasm of others.
(From Rabbi Pliskin's book Kindness)
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