Can You Find Your En Theos?

“Here’s the deal. I’m the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence.” –Ricky Bobby (played by Will Ferrell) in the film Talladega Nights

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm…All that any of us need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” -Og Mandino, book The Greatest Salesman In The World, Part II

enthusiasm (n.)
c. 1600, from French enthousiasme (16c.) and directly from Late Latin enthusiasmus, from Greek enthousiasmos “divine inspiration, enthusiasm (produced by certain kinds of music, etc.),” from enthousiazein “be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy,” from entheos “divinely inspired, possessed by a god,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + theos “god” (from PIE root *dhes-, forming words for religious concepts).

Enthusiasm won’t by itself, get you to the finish line. (For that, you’ll need some additional things like discipline, focus, structure, the right environment, etc.)

But it’s a helluva start.

Can you find something to be enthusiastic or en theos about?

If you do, watch out world.

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