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Creativity Comments by Winston J. Brill, Ph.D.
04/02 Creativity Comment
The relationship between enthusiasm and success has been made
many times. Here are
just a few examples:
“I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet and philosopher
“What I do best is share my enthusiasm.”
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
“Finding out how passionate your subordinates are about
their jobs, and infusing your energy into them until they burn
with passion, are the most important duties of a leader.”
Kazuo Inamori, founder of both Kyocera and DDI
“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired
with enthusiasm.” Vince
Lombardi, late coach of the Green Bay Packers championship
If we agree that enthusiasm leads to
success, can’t we also make a direct association that enthusiasm
leads to creativity, great ideas?
It’s difficult to see how someone can be successful
without great ideas. Yes,
even in football.
In Comment 03/02, I
showed why, when someone is enthusiastic about a goal, that
person’s mind will constantly be open to thoughts and sensory
inputs, any of which have the potential of connecting with that
goal to yield a great idea. Without
enthusiasm, those connections just won’t be made.
Therefore, shouldn’t it be a major
objective for every manager to stimulate enthusiasm for work
creativity is sure to result.