You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning within your own. (Eleanor Doan, author)

If we have an idea or opinion that we want other people to be enthusiastic about, we need to show an obvious excitement that will be contagious. Half-hearted support may be worse than no support at all. A lukewarm attitude won’t be effective in gaining the help you may want. Enthusiasm is essential to attract support and cooperation.

For I know your eagerness to help . . .  and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action (2 Corinthians 9:2).