Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Generating enthusiasm intellectually is challenging because spirit can only be experienced, not understood.

“Generating enthusiasm (from the Greek en theos -- with God) intellectually is challenging because God or spirit can only be experienced, not understood.”

Robert White

Long time readers of Extraordinary Minutes know that I’m a big fan of enthusiasm being fully expressed. It engages your body, mind and spirit and puts you in the ideal resource state for living an extraordinary life.

I did a radio interview about leadership recently and was asked about leading during a time of economic contraction. My theme included the need for more “cheerleading” by leaders and I was challenged by the host’s limiting belief that “not everyone is wired to be a cheerleader.”

I was probably more abrupt than he expected from a guest when I said, “how the leader is wired may be a reality but it is insufficient as an excuse. Leading is a much about energy as anything else and sharing your enthusiasm for your role, your family, your community or nation – YOUR LIFE – is one of the greatest gifts you can give anyone. Plus sometimes it’s an obligation of leadership.”

Please share your perspective on enthusiasm and even any favorite excuses for “being cool” by leaving a comment on this blog.

With love and respect,


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Robert White is a skilled and powerful executive coach, professional leadership trainer and public speaker who works with people and organizations that want more success, joy and fulfillment. He is an experienced serial entrepreneur, author of a best-selling book, traveler (visitor to 33 countries and resident in 3), father to eight children and committed to doing his part in ending child abuse and neglect.

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Anonymous said...

Right on, Robert! It's why I took my title 13 years ago.
--Andrew Silberman, President & Chief Enthusiast, AMT Group, K.K.

Robert White said...

I love your title Andrew ... and, I so admire what you are doing to contribute to people and organizations in Japan!

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