Measuring enthusiasm-Yard Stick approach
July 1, 2012
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Measuring enthusiasm-yard stick approach
The measure of enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart-Edwin Way Teale.
“Measuring enthusiasm” does not take a yard stick. It takes a steady mind, with massive ideas and one that doesn’t lose “heart.” When is the last time an interesting event stimulated your enthusiasm? I reached back in the archives and pulled up baseball legion Willie Mays nicked name “The say hey kid.” I wonder between the bites did Willie Mays become lukewarm and lose heart. He was known as the greatest baseball players MVP, Hall of Fame recipient. Oh what pressure. Measuring up to the demands of the league, fans and family could contribute to lack of enthusiasm.
In our own lives uncomfortable events could trap us into lukewarm actions and we lose heart. If Willie Mays succumbed to the events of his day his success would fly out right with the home runs of others. But, he decided in his “heart” not to measure his enthusiasm with a yard because he knew the yardstick measures would end at some point. Instead, between events he remained true to his dreams, and provided Massive outcomes in home run percentages and runs.
A yardstick measures one yard—36 inches not very long, at the end of the yardstick there is a drop off and the rest is an estimate. It takes consistence and transportability in the mind to eliminate lukewarm states. The energy expenditure should demonstrate balance. Thomas Arnold said, “The difference between one man and another is not mere ability…it is energy” (p. 281). It took energy for Willie Mays to perform exceptionally and it will take that same energy for you, and I to become successful in business.
How are you measuring your business? Are you lukewarm with limited energy? Have you decided to give up and quite, join another business perhaps? How do you measure success? Does your “heart” direct your steps? Tips to maintain the energy you need to success.
- Decide today what are your goals
- Begin to plan activities that will make you successful
- Observe what others who are successful are doing
- Read articles on success stories
- Eliminate negative thoughts
- Don’t take everything so serious
- Don’t think better think Massive
- Don’t measure success by a yardstick
- Stimulate yourself with a positive outlook
- Forget plan “B” make plan A work
—Iver Ball said, “Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.
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I’m Carolyn Coleman-Grady—Oh know not a yardstick!