Henry David Thoreau

Principle 13: Enthusiasm

Henry David Thoreau used to lie in bed in the morning, telling himself all the good news he could think of: that he had a healthy body, his mind was alert, his work was interesting, the future looked bright, and a lot of people trusted him. He then rose to meet the day in a world filled with good things, good people, and good opportunities. He activated enthusiasm before beginning his day. In doing so, Thoreau took responsibility for his own level of enthusiasm.

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