Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm Is The Genius of Sincerity

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Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist (1803 - 1873)

Winston Churchill on Success

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Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

British Prime Minister during World War II (1874 - 1965)

This Is To Have Succeeded

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived — this is to have succeeded.

American philosopher, lecturer, essayist and poet (1803 - 1882)

The Artist's Way Every Day - February 26th

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As artists we must learn who and what to give a wide berth. We must steet clear, if we can, of people who dampen our enthusiasm, who cut short our flights of fancy. Like the sharp-taloned owl, a sharp tongue goaded by cynicism can quickly tear our optimism to shreds. We are resiliant but delicate. We must be alert. We must be viligant. We cannot control everyone around us, but we can learn whose company is good for us and whose company causes us to shrivel and shrink.

Thought for Today: Work Well

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Work is only work if you prefer to be somewhere else. Work tends to be a negative perception of a task which we reluctantly approach. Work is only labor when we forget to see our life as it truly is — an opportunity to be creative, enrich others and be enriched ourselves. When we are able to see work in this way, we find something called enthusiasm inside. When we are enthusiastic we work well and we are valued. We are used as a role model. When we work well it is much easier to say no when we need to, for we know our own value, and we are not dependent on others' approval to feel good about ourselves. When we put love and enthusiasm into what we do, it rebounds in the form of opportunities and blessings, two of the most important ingredients of a truly wealthy life.

Thought for Today: Cherished Soul

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Greet life with enthusiasm and confidence by constantly maintaining the awareness of how cherished you are.

Thought for Today: Enthusiasm Inspires Others

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The one who is constantly full of enthusiasm inspires others. Whenever problems come our way, we tend to feel weighed down by negative thoughts. Heaviness in the mind prevents us from moving forward with enthusiasm and makes it tricky for us to inspire others. Whenever I encounter a difficult situation, I need to make a special effort to remain free and light. The more enthusiastic I am, the more progress I will make. My attitude will inspire others, too.

Excitement with Enthusiasm

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Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

American entrepreneur focused on web businesses (born 1972)

Going From Failure To Failure Without Loss Of Enthusiasm

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Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

British Prime Minister during World War II (1874 - 1965)

Thought for Today: The Value of Enthusiasm

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To be free from carelessness is to be constantly enthusiastic. Carelessness has a tendency to spread from one person to another. When I see someone working carelessly, I need to remain strong within myself and pay close attention to my work. This will help me to move ahead with enthusiasm.

Think Excitement

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Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you will become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, with deeper interests and greater meaning. You can talk, think, and act yourself into enthusiasm or dullness and into monotony or into happiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and a surging depth of joy.

American Protestant preacher and author, most notably of book The Power of Positive Thinking (1898 - 1993)

Enthusiasm

Book cover of The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Enthusiasm ... spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

American Protestant preacher and author, most notably of book The Power of Positive Thinking (1898-1993)

Nothing Great Ever Achieved Without Enthusiasm

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

American philosopher, lecturer, essayist and poet (1803 - 1882)