“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Magic . . . . It’s supernatural or unexplainable. One of my favorite places in the entire world is The Magic Kingdom . . . The happiest place on earth. It’s magic when this superintendent is transformed into a child again. When the worries, challenges, and stress of the job are transformed into blissful joy and happiness – that’s magic.

Enthusiasm is magical . . . It can transform a room and change the entire course of a meeting. Enthusiasm is contagious – it can magically change moods and attitudes. A potentially hopeless situation becomes full of hope with the enthusiasm of an idea. Possibilities seem endless with the enthusiastic support of a leader. The impossible becomes possible with a new idea that breaks from autopilot and enthusiastically heads in a new direction.

Enthusiasm is energy . . . It embodies optimism with hope. It is a spark that ignites passion in others. As a leader, you can literally bring the magic to your team. You must summon your inner energy, you must dig deep when you a tired, and you must overcome fears to enthusiastically lead your team. You are the magic maker . . . It’s the difference between accepting the mediocre and celebrate the exceptional. It is entirely up to you.

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