I am the type of person who gets excited about being excited. I like cheering myself on while also boosting others. I like the taste of joy.
I recently read that excitement is a mixture of enthusiasm, motivation, intuition and creativity. That seems about right to me. As long as the environment- the context- is one that allows for all four components to grow and thrive. One would think that those who supposedly want you to succeed would help plant the seeds for excitement. If you are not excited about your goals, you are likely to hit some achievement blocks. Thus, it’s imperative to encourage these components of excitement.
Sadly, however, I have come across some joyless people who feel it necessary to bring you down and stomp on your enthudiasm and stamp out your creativity. Some people just can’t support excitement and feel the need to pinch you while dreaming.
To those excitement deniers, I say “go away”. Go to your own putrid well and soak in it while leaving the joy-seekers alone. My sense of excitement has been on a rollercoaster of sorts this past year. What I have come to realize is that I can’t let others tinker with my excitement formula. Need to compartmentalize and box out those joyless individuals. It’s not easy to do but is a requirement to get one’s life going.