“I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy, enthusiasm, and hard work.” Harry S. Truman
Energy, enthusiasm, and hard work — sounds like a simple recipe for success, doesn’t it?
Energy — When we bring energy to our work, we are juiced and ready for action! We have the drive, the will, and the intention to bring our best to the page. We’re awake to the possibilities the day can bring and we feel full of the kind of can-do attitude that helps us navigate whatever awaits us. We tackle the job at hand with speed and spirit.
Enthusiasm — The gift of the gods! This is fuel that keeps us going no matter what obstacles we face. When we bring enthusiasm to the page, we are bringing joyful expectancy and verve to the writing game. We can spark this precious gift to our day’s work by beginning with a grateful heart — a heart open to receive and filled with thanks for the opportunity to share what we know and what we’ve experienced.
Hard work — Well, there’s no substitute for this is there? No way to get around it, either. If we are going to accomplish something, we are going to have to put in the time and the elbow grease to make it happen. It’s not going to fall into our laps — though, if we’re really working on all cylinders, the universes might send the gift of inspiration our way. But the gift is the fruit of hard work — of showing up and putting in the time and struggling to catch our thoughts in a net of words.
Energy, enthusiasm, and hard work — the dynamic trio. Can we bring them to the page today as we all write on?