Virtue of the Week: Enthusiasm

EnthusiasmZig Ziglar tells a great story about enthusiasm. There were some employees of a major railroad company standing around the tracks. A large limousine pulls up to the workers and out steps a well-dressed man, the president of the railroad company. The president walks up to one of the workers and says, “Hello Bob, how are you?” Bob says, “I’m doing great, Gene. Thanks for asking.”

When the president of the company walked away, the workers were impressed with Bob and asked him how he knew the president of the company on a first name basis. Bob told them that twenty years ago they started working together. The workers asked Bob, “How come he’s president and you still work out here in the yard?”

Bob replied, “Twenty years ago when we started together, I went to work for the paycheck. Gene went to work for the railroad company.”

Gene obviously loved what he did and managed to work his way up to becoming president of the company. He didn’t get there by not caring or not having a passion for what he did. To get to the top where Gene started took a lot of hard work and enthusiasm in his job and his life. Enthusiastic people tend to be more successful.

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.John Wesley
One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine..Joel Osteen
Be ENTHUSIASTIC as a leader. You can’t light a fire with a wet match!Author Unknown
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one.Mary Kay Ash

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