Being Bruce -: 20 People Reveal Their Secret to Success

Sunday, October 23, 2011

20 People Reveal Their Secret to Success

I'm often accused of having an excess of enthusiasm. Some people are drawn to it, others are not. This is nothing new for me because I've been enthusiastic my whole life. I can't  myself think of any good reason NOT to be enthusiastic.

However, deciding not to let myself be the only judge in this matter, I went to one of my favorite sources ( and found the quotations below. After reading them and thinking about them, I think I'll keep on being enthusiastic. How about you?

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” - Dale Carnegie

"For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.” - Zig Ziglar

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” - W. Clement Stone

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.” - Steve Droke

“There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.” - Edgar Allan Poe

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.” - Anatole France

Enthusiasm...the sustaining power of all great action.” - Samuel Smiles

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.” - Charles M. Schwab

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” - Charles M. Schwab

A salesman minus enthusiasm is just a clerk.
” - Harry F. Banks

“Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.” - Norman Vincent Peale

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”  Douglas MacArthur

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” - Walter Chrysler

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.” - Aldous Huxley

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” - Bruce Barton

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.” - Arnold Toynbee

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.” - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.” - David Seabury

“Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean.” - Letitia Landon