Sharon Sayler


Okay, I might have been a tad bit over-enthusiastic about the upcoming Edge Extravaganza.

Maybe it was over the top and even a bit corny…. I’m curious….

What is enthusiasm?
Must we curb our enthusiasm?
When? How? Why…?

First, let’s tackle exactly what enthusiasm is. Wikipedia has this to say:

  1. Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
  2. A thing that arouses such feelings.

It seems like those are one or two things we all might want at least once in a while, intense, enjoyment, arousal…all sound good.

So, when is it above and beyond what is generally socially acceptable?

I’ve tried to find some “rules” but so far, it seems over-enthusiastic is in the eye of the beholder….

As many of you know, I’m irrationally passionate about showing others how becoming a strong communicator, both verbal and nonverbal will change your life. This sort of enthusiasm comes from doing what I love and seems appropriate. Some enthusiasm is necessary to get me out of bed…. How about you?

Well, back to my question about the enthusiasm rules…. Must we curb our enthusiasm? When? How? Why…?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Having a grand adventure whatever I’m doing. I hope you are too.

Thanks for helping me sort this dilemma out.


P.S. I’m not the only one who knows that The Edge Extravaganza is going to be fun. I spoke with Viki yesterday and there were only 47 spaces left…. So if you are interested in joining me for The Edge Extravaganza at the Magic Castle, this September 19-21, 2012 in Hollywood, California, use this link to register before it sells out:




P.P.S. To be compliant with the law, I just want to let you know that, yes, the link included in this post is an affiliate link. If you decide to invest in the event, I will earn a small commission. But you probably already knew that….

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3 comments on “Looking for an answer: Must we curb our enthusiasm?
  1. I’m a believer in Boundless Enthusiasm. Like most people, I can’t always achieve the goal, but it is something I strive for. I can think of no situation where enthusiasm need be tempered. How that enthusiasm is expressed often requires a careful consideration of the situation… propriety and appropriateness often determine our outward demeanor, but the underlying enthusiasm is the driving force that gets me going in the morning!

  2. I just have to say I love your little quote and dog image. That’s fantastic!

    And, I think there’s a balance between enthusiasm and information – you need a bit of both to get a message across to another person. Otherwise, you can seem like all fluff and no content.

  3. Sharon Sayler on said:

    Jim, I love the distinction between inner and outer enthusiasm. You and Erin are both right, we should not be afraid to express our self and at the same time understand it probably better to let the dust settle for a while before attempting to share too much. Sit back. Relax. Read. Calm your mind.

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