“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” -Aldous Huxley
When exactly to we transition from child enthusiast to adult pessimist.
No, we don’t all do that. But a lot do. I know I did.
I often look at my children in awe of their innocence, in awe of their enthusiasm for life. They are excited about everything…whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or a trip to Disneyland. They are enthusiastic about learning, seeing, feeling, sharing. All of it is valued by them.
I have to go to the grocery store and think about the money I have to spend that I really don’t have enough of. I think about the list I have to make, which means there is food I will need to cook. And Disneyland. Lines…people…crying kids.
WHY do thoughts turn negative? WHY can’t we remain enthusiasts for life and all it has to offer?
Adulting is tough. But it’s also beautiful. We have the ability to create our life. Why don’t more of us create a life we are passionate about living?
“Enthusiasm is a state of mind. It inspires action and is the most contagious of all emotions.” – Napoleon Hill