Really Really? – Audio TidBits Podcast

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi

This isn’t always true but is true enough often enough. It may not be true if you are the boss’ kid, the only one who knows how to drive the truck, or if it’s your ball and you will take it and go home if they don’t let you pitch. Other than that, think of it as Lombardi’s immutable law of continuing employment. Oliver Wendell Holmes even knew the source of the fire, Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.

You probably won’t want to take the getting fired up thing as far as John Wesley did. He is the one who said, I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn. Even so, John Foster’s point is definitely worth keeping in mind, One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. Turning into a torch like Wesley is going a tad too far. but keeping a match handy to light your own fire might be pretty cool, so to speak. Being a genius certainly can’t hurt your chances of avoiding the employment ax, if it falls. …