Fire Up Your Enthusiasm!

May 17


Donald Schnell

Donald Schnell

  • Share this article on Facebook
  • Share this article on Twitter
  • Share this article on Linkedin

Article Title: Fire Up Your ... Name: Dr. Donald ... Email Address: ... Count: ... Personal ... ... Self ... Date:


Article Title: Fire Up Your Enthusiasm
Author Name: Dr. Donald Schnell
Contact Email Address:
Word Count: 486
Category: Personal Development,Fire Up Your Enthusiasm! Articles Motivation, Self Help
Copyright Date: 2003

Publishing Guidelines:
Thank you for publishing this article in its
entirety including the resource box. When possible, please
notify me of publication by sending either a website link
or a copy of your ezine upon publication via email to Thank You!

Fire Up Your Enthusiasm ©2003 Dr. Donald Schnell

Dear Success Colleague,

In the next 7 minutes turn on your enthusiasm! Whatever
challenges you face today will be easier if you program
yourself with enthusiastic feelings. In fact, enthusiasm
can make all the difference between a successful day, or
just another day. Which do you choose?

Affirmations are one method of generating enthusiasm.


Affirm your way to success. Affirmations are a powerful
tool of transformation. I was first introduced to their
power during a sales training class.

The Veteran salesman looked at me and said, “Donald if you
want your prospects to buy to you have to act

“How I asked?”

He looked me in the eye, and then spun his body around 360
degrees, crashing his fist into his palm. He was smiling
enthusiastically, and he affirmed, “I feel great!” His
voice was booming, commanding and filled with enthusiasm.

The result? His enthusiasm was contagious.

By working with affirmations, you start the process of
changing negative and unproductive beliefs, into positive
life supporting beliefs. Regular practice of affirmations
will create a more successful future.

Here are some guidelines:


Establish in your mind the specific area in which you most
want to improve. There are many areas of life where
affirmations are useful. Some areas are self-esteem, love &
relationships, creative self expression, work, prosperity,
health and spiritual development.

Stay in the Now

Affirmations are more effective when stated in the present
tense. For example; "I now have a wonderful job." Avoid
affirming something in the future tense, e.g. "I am going
to have a wonderful job" or the results will always be
waiting to happen.

Use the “Power of Positive Thinking”

Please create your affirmations with the most positive
words that you can while avoiding negative statements.
Affirm what you do want, rather than what you don't want.
For example; "I don't want to smoke." This is a negative
statement. Instead affirm; "I now enjoy being a
nonsmoker." This statement is a more powerful expression
because it is dynamically positive and reinforces your
desired goal.

KISS: Keep it Simple and Specific

Short affirmations are easy to say, and have a far greater
impact at a subconscious level than those which are long
and wordy. Keeping them specific and to the point adds
power as the idea is uncluttered by elements.

Repeat your affirmation frequently

The importance of repetition cannot be overemphasized. It
imprints the affirmation into your subconscious mind.

Make them Emotional

Get involved, be passionate, use your emotions. Think
carefully about the meaning of the words as you repeat them
rather than typing or saying them.

Don't be a Quitter

Continued effort allows you to achieve results much sooner
than practicing affirmations sporadically.

Why not take 7 minutes and begin to identify one area of
your life that needs improving? Think of an appropriate
affirmation and then begin to use it throughout your day.

Enthusiastically yours,

Donald Schnell

Article "tagged" as: