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Are You Ready To Shake Yourself Awake?

She sat there dumbstruck.

Here we go again, I thought.

Suddenly a high pitched cackle came from her mouth as the ride went sharply up…then back down again.

She was only four – and she loving every single minute of it. Where else could you pay only ten rupees to get a reaction like that, I wondered?

It may have only been one of those little child rides in a shopping mall, but to Lavanya – it was the most exciting thing she had ever done!

Now – four years on – and her laughs come from repeated viewings of Harry Potter. She knows exactly who’s going to say what next – and yet she still covers her eyes at the scary bits and cheers as Harry Potter wins!

Isn’t it a shame that we can’t bottle the enthusiasm we have as children?

When was the last time YOU got really excited about something?

For most of us it seems such a difficult thing to have to recall, doesn’t it?

It shouldn’t have to be that way.

You shouldn’t have to go through life without being really enthusiastic about what you’re doing, should you?

It’s not always possible to just quit your job and spend all your days enjoying your hobby – but you should at least aim for some time during the week that you can look back at with a smile!

It’s no use going through life worrying about the ‘if-onlys’.

Dale Carnegie (the author of the classic ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People) once said:

“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.”

Don’t struggle through life without at least trying to achieve something that you can be proud of. To quote Carnegie – “Shake yourself awake” – and find something that you can get excited about!

The most successful people get enthusiastic about what they do. They look upon their lives as a series of challenges to their skills and ingenuity.

-         What really excites you?

-         What would you be really proud of if you achieved it?

-         What excuses are you finding to put off doing what you’d really like to do?

This isn’t about money.

You might be able to make a living out of what you love if you work really hard at it – but don’t ever turn your passion into a job. Make sure that you do really love what you do before you have to rely on it totally.

Get excited about something – at least once a week. Life isn’t all about becoming wealthy, or famous – it’s about making the most of what little time we really have.

Too much importance is placed on money in our society – it may ‘make the world go round’ – but remember that you can never buy happiness at any cost.

Be enthusiastic at least once this week – and you’ll be surprised how much more creative and happy you will be!

To Our Success!


  1. Glad to see your thoughts. I hope you keep up the good work.

  2. Glad to see your thoughts. I hope you keep up the good work.

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