The Wisdoms Project


The dictionary says….“intense feeling for a subject or cause; eagerness; zeal.”  I say….if you’re not going to do it with enthusiasm, don’t do it.  Go back to bed!
     Enthusiasm does so much for me. It eliminates boredom….it generates fun….it focuses my mind to find the right solution….it excites me and those around me….it makes my heart beat faster….it feeds on itself to make my doings, my days and my life even more enjoyable and worthwhile.

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm.  Enthusiasm is the catalyst that makes your hope rise to the stars.  Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes….it is the swing in your gait….the grip of your hand….the irresistible surge of your will….and your energy to execute your ideas.  Enthusiasts are fighters. They have fortitude. They have staying abilities.  Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress! With it there is accomplishment.  Without it there are only alibis.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
        Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is like a ripple in the water….it spreads.

Life loves to be grabbed by the lapels and told: “I'm with you, kid. Let's go.”
    Maya Angelou

Life is a privilege to be seized, nurtured and squeezed until every joyful, shocking, exasperating, fulfilling moment has been savored. Then you go back for seconds.
Joseph Alioto

May you live all the days of your life.
    Jonathan Swift

Years wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Samuel Ullman

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau

Those who have no fire in themselves cannot warm others.

Confidence is contagious.  So is lack of confidence.
Vince Lombardi


Make it fun to work in your company. When people aren't having any fun, they don't produce good work. Get rid of sad dogs who spread doom. What kind of paragons are the people who run successful companies? My observation has been that they are enthusiasts.
David Ogilvy

The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.

You only live once, but if you work it right….once is enough.
Joe E. Lewis

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Augustine

Nothing ever succeeds which exuberant spirits have not helped to produce.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The best part of life is not just surviving....
but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.
Maya Angelou

I buy the things I like….and I like the things I buy.
That’s the guiding philosophy of the true collector.
J. Paul Getty

Only one who bursts with eagerness do I instruct.
Only one who bubbles with excitement do I enlighten.
If I hold up one corner and the person cannot come back to me
with the other three….I do not continue the lesson.

I like to work with people who are fun, industrious, talented and enthusiastic.  These are the qualities that I find admirable.  The rest of you, well, you know who you are.
Sean Connery

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh often.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love.
      Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher