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Daily Lift #307

Power Up With Enthusiasm

Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm (19th century Europe) wrote: "There is no comparison between doing something with enthusiasm and joy and doing it without enthusiasm and joy. If we would do everything with enthusiasm, there is no limit to the elevated levels we would reach. Enthusiasm generates power. A person with enthusiasm is able to overcome laziness and pursue wisdom and higher spiritual levels."

Live today with enthusiasm. "But," you might say, "there are many things I have to do that I'm not interested in doing." But wouldn't you do it with enthusiasm if you were being paid a large amount of money to do it?!

Knowing that you have the ability to generate enthusiasm will transform the entire quality of your life. Hear the inner sounds of enthusiasm. Feel the feelings of enthusiasm permeating your entire being.

Today, pick a task you've been procrastinating - and generate enthusiasm to accomplish it!

(see Chochmah Umussar, vol.2, p.172; cited in Gateway to Happiness, p.25)

See more Daily Lifts on the topic of Attitude

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