Many years ago, we had a guest preacher. He was the father of a dear friend. He was so very approachable and authentic. I loved to greet him to hear what he had to offer. Every time I talked to him; he told me he was stoked.
Stoked: being in an enthusiastic or exhilarated state.
I love the concept of being stoked. It is a state of mind that fuels motivation and propels me toward success. When I'm stoked about something, a fire ignites within, sparking enthusiasm and a drive to achieve. It acts as a catalyst for action, setting the stage for fulfillment.
The beauty of being stoked lies in its infectious energy. It's a magnetic force that draws others in, inspiring collaboration and igniting a shared passion for a common goal. When individuals are collectively stoked, their combined enthusiasm creates a synergy that propels them to surpass boundaries and achieve greatness.
Stoked individuals are motivated by an inner fire that pushes them beyond limitations. This heightened enthusiasm is a powerful motivator, driving them to take risks, pursue innovative ideas, and persist in facing challenges. It fuels a mindset that embraces failure as a stepping stone toward success rather than a deterrent.
When devoid of being stoked with excitement or passion, motivation wanes, and success often becomes elusive. A lack of enthusiasm can lead to procrastination, self-doubt, and a reluctance to take necessary risks.
The benefits of being stoked extend beyond personal motivation. It creates a ripple effect, influencing those around me and fostering a culture of positivity, innovation, and achievement. It's the catalyst for turning aspirations into reality and dreams into tangible successes.
The absence of being stoked hinders collaboration and teamwork. Inspiring others or rallying around a vision can be difficult without the contagious energy that comes from being stoked.
It’s the difference between simply existing and thriving. It's the catalyst that turns ordinary moments into extraordinary achievements.
How about you? Are you existing or thriving? I choose stoked.
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