Thursday, September 6, 2012


“If you are to stimulate others, your heart must be in your work. Enthusiasm brushes off upon those with whom you come in contact.” –John Wooden

“People can succeed at almost anything for which they have enthusiasm.” -Charles Schwab.

"Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm." -Emerson

"If you aren't filled with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm." –Vince Lombardi

“Everybody has enthusiasm. Some people have it for thirty minutes. Some have it for thirty days, but the individual who can possess enthusiasm for 30 years will be the one people feel has been born on third base.” –Lou Holtz

"One of your responsibilities is to generate interest in and excitement for a given matter among your players. The most effective way to accomplish such an objective is to utilize a high level of energy and show ardent enthusiasm for the subject when discussing it with your players." -Bill Walsh

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory." -General George S. Patton Jr.
"As a leader, the most important thing I did took place at the clubhouse door every day. Whether I was tired or discouraged or upset, I'd always put on a different face at the door. It was my upbeat, competitive, confident, enthusiastic face. If my players saw me down and depressed that would have spread all over the clubhouse. In the same way, if my players saw their manager excited and optimistic, that would infect them and help them play better." –Tommy Lasorda

“Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles." -Og Mandino

“Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets. We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter; we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them." -William Hazlitt