Umption, Gumption Get Up And Go!

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”–W. Clement Stone

Are you excited about what you do?  Do you wake up in the morning with a burning desire to get out of bed and get started with the day because you just can’t wait to see what the day may bring? Well, you might not feel this way every day if you are human, because as the saying goes “every dog has it’s day”, however if you have a goal, a plan then most likely you will have an enthusiasm that will give you the rocket fuel you need to get through the “down days”!

We are all subject to discouragement, there will always be set-backs and times when things just don’t go as planned!  You have to remain focused so as not to allow these times to become a distraction from reaching the goals that you have set  for yourself!  Excitement and enthusiasm are very contagious, almost as much as are gloom, doom and discouragement!  It all starts up there in your noggin!  It is important that you keep your eyes on the positive outcome that you are shooting for rather than to get down and in the dumps once you hit a problem or difficulty!

People like excitement and so they enjoy being around others that are going somewhere and are able to emulate that enthusiasm which can be contagious!  Not everyone possesses this gift of enthusiasm as it comes more “natural” to be “realistic” and accept defeat, but it takes a real visionary to remain positive even in the midst of a storm!  I work with a fellow in Italy who has this gift and charisma! If you know Italy and just how difficult the government makes it to be successful through its tangled web of bureaucracy, then you would be amazed at anyone who can stay positive, especially in today’s economic climate!

My dear friend and entrepreneur surprises me with his upbeat attitude and umption and gumption, even in the face of what most of us would see as a disaster and  be tempted to turn tail and run!  But, let me tell you, this fellow despite the difficulties, the lack of formal education in his realm of business, he has been very successful and this is  thanks, in large part, to his positive and enthusiastic disposition!  I know for a fact that he doesn’t always feel like being positive, but the fact that he is able to turn a negative situation into a positive outcome has been proof to me that staying positive is very important and can mean the difference between success and failure!

Do you have umption and gumption and get up and go?

6 Replies to “Umption, Gumption Get Up And Go!”

  1. Yes, I love having projects to work on when I get up in the a.m. but the hard part is knowing when to stop. I could go right through breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes if I have a disappointment I will work harder to find a positive from it. Once in a while I wish I had stayed in bed but those days are far and few between. I did not know Italy had so much bureaucracy too!

    1. I know you work hard Lisa! I often wonder if you even sleep! That is a sign of one who enjoys their work and it is important! Yes Italy is steeped in bureaucracy, so much so that there is no wonder why large multinationals never have their headquarters here, and some barely dare place branches. Thank you for your visit!

  2. I love working all day along and being busy. Hmmm, it may ’cause I’m filled with enthusiasm. I’m always trying to do what I love. But eventhough I found something I don’t love, naturally I see something I love hidden inside of it. My each day ends with a new plan for tomorrow and a day start with the willing to execution. But plans could change and it changes everytime with me 🙂 With my little experiences, I think discouragement comes first if we do what we don’t love. So even if you fail it, you will find something new out of it. Everything has two sides. But the thing is some people tend to see its impact in negative way and keep staring and blaming at them. But few of them will manage eventhough they are with scarce of resources and move forward with what they’ve got. Sometimes we can’t overrule somethings. So we gotta manage and be on it. That’s what managers do, isn’t it?


    1. It certainly is easy to be discouraged if you don’t enjoy your job! As you said, managers will manage to get through these tough times if they do their job! Actually, when there are set backs it can be a challenge and even be fun to find a solution, if you are into that kind of thing. It is troublesome mostly when you just want to clock in and clock out just to get the day over with. I usually do all my “worrying” before an event that I am planning, then whilst in the middle I am too busy to think about it, and then once it is all over with, and if things have gone well, I think back and have a sense of satisfaction even if things were tough! THey can be fun too!

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