Those who achieves success in life are those who dedicate everything to their passion. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou. In talking about enthusiasm, Dale Carnegie said, “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Therefore, passion and enthusiasm are critical virtues to achieving life’s feat.
“It is the burning effect of a vision that causes us to escape destruction. I believe with all my heart that a man never dies with a twinkle in his eyes. A gleam of expectations found in the faces of visionaries creates a tenacity that is not easily vanquished. If satan could steal nothing from you but your passion, he would have stolen much of your potency and power in one fell swoop.
The thing you must be aware of my friend is that the enemy is trying to steal something from you that is not visible. Anytime the invisible is stolen, its absence is not readily detected. On what day does passion leaves a marriage? On which morning does the worker lose interest in his job? At what point does the customer decides, “I am not going to buy the product”?
Depletion comes when enthusiasm leaks out of a person like air seeping silently from a tyre. Steathily, the thief siphons life from you like a minute cut up the strength the tyre. Suddenly, what was meant to roll and bear much weight can now only wobble. There has been such a leser pressure that what was once inflated has now become deflated
The only solution lies in the absolute, committed guarding of the heart. Your greatest treasure is not your certificate of deposit. It isn’t your retirement, or your stocks and bonds. Your greatest treasure is in the strength of passion that is locked on the recesses of your heart. Out of the heart flows the issues of life.
You must keep a firm sobriety about you, warming your heart with it like it was a warm coat on a wintry night. keep a sobriety that refuses to become drunken with fear, discontentment, or insecurity. Wrap your godly attitude closely around your heart, for it is the wellspring or the resource from which comes strength to keep on living and giving.”*
let me conclude with the words of Dale Carnegie, “Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”
Reference: *T.D Jakes, Hope For Every Moment