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Issue 40 To our clients and friends May 17, 2005
Enthusiasm Can Help You Construct A Better Future
Larry W. Dennis, Sr.
Turbo Leadership

Cross out excuses and you will experience Turbo charged performance!

Larry, vibration analyst for a wood products company in southern Oregon, told Session 7B of the Leadership Development Lab:

The last couple of years, I noticed that procrastination had crept into my life, for many different reasons I suppose. I tried to justify it by telling myself things like, ‘not enough hours in the day,’ ‘too many people making too many demands on my time,’ etc. Then I thought, ‘Maybe I’m just getting old and lazy. This has to stop! That’s not the person I want to be.’

There were jobs at work and at home that I knew had to be done but I would just think about them, in fact, the more I thought about them, the more daunting they seemed. I decided to apply Turbo’s formula of five times more commitment in action, five times more enthusiasm to break out of this procrastination thing. I jotted down quite a list of jobs that I knew I should do, including things that people asked me to do in my wood workshop. On my list was included a bed I had promised to my niece and a cabinet for a friend here in the plant. After I finished my list, I attacked the projects straight on. Before I realized it, things were getting done. The bed, long overdue, was delivered to a thrilled niece, and the cabinet to my buddy in the plant, and many other projects, both large and small. I am totally amazed and feeling good about the whole thing. That’s one rut

I’m glad I climbed out of, and I have my Turbo LDL class to thank for it. I think maybe Larry Dennis’ enthusiasm has rubbed off on me.

The lesson I learned from this experience is when I find myself making excuses for not getting things done, by applying five times more energy and renewed enthusiasm, I surprise myself.

The action I call you to take is apply just a little more effort towards your work. Go the extra mile, push yourself just a little more. Remember the difference in water at 211° versus water at 212° is only one degree, but that one degree shift makes all the difference in the world. You can accomplish things that will amaze you.

The benefit you will gain is the self-pride that comes from doing your job better than before, feeling good about yourself because of the things you accomplish by using just a little more effort, a little more enthusiasm.”

If you or anyone you know is a motorcycle enthusiast, they will love the excerpts from Larry’s newest book, Motorcycle Meditations – A Vision Quest to Alaska, which can be found in the June, July and August issues of Twin Magazine. The June issue goes on sale at newsstands May 10th. Pick it up, read it and share it with your friends!