“You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hope rise to the stars.”
—Henry Ford, American Industrialist
When I was in my late teens, I worked at the Country Club bakery/restaurant in Philadelphia. My first job was to wash pots and pans in the bakery. It wasn’t such a bad gig, since I got to eat a lot of sweet treats and good food from the restaurant.
I’ve always been motivated and driven, so it didn’t take me long to realize that being a baker was the “cool” job. With that realization, washing the soiled pots and pans was not in my cards for long.
I made a deal with the bakers. If I could complete my dish washing duties quickly and completely, they would teach me how to bake.
The good news is that it worked, and one of my first duties as a baker’s apprentice was to make what we called water bagels. This meant putting the yeast-filled dough rings into a vat of boiling water to create the rapid rise that makes bagels so tasty and popular.
Summon your intense eagerness for an important task or job today. Allow this heated enthusiasm to help you achieve new heights in either your professional or personal worlds.