The word enthusiasm means – strong excitement about something
“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. when you do a thing, do it with all your might. put your whole soul into it. stamp it with your own personality. be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever it is that you’re trying to accomplish, whether it is to write a book, getting your business off the ground, getting a promotion at work, enthusiasm will give you the energy that will help you to get to the finish line.
See below some ways to harness the power of enthusiasm by applying certain strategies.
Develop a great attitude
Have the right attitude. Attitude is getting the right angle on the thing you are doing.
Adopt the attitude that you are creating and developing ideas to help others. This perspective will give you the spirit to sell; find ways to fill the needs of others, and to fill those needs well.
“The right attitude toward your job taps a hidden reservoir of knowledge and experience, and puts to work every available force to aid you in the accomplishment of your goal.” – Prevette –
Have a plan
Creating a plan will fill you with enthusiasm to get up each day and follow through on your plan. Driving without a map is like trying to achieve a goal without having a plan. This can quickly use up all your motivation and energy.
When you know where you want to go and you have a map that shows you how to get there–you’ll be pressing down on the accelerator and move ahead at full speed.
This is the foundation and the strongest element of success using enthusiasm. When you truly believe in what you see, your vision begins to take on a life of its own. People, resources and circumstances will begin to appear.
Apply your strengths and natural flow
Whatever it is that you’re working on, you can become enthusiastic about it by applying your strengths and natural flow.
There is a tool you can use that will help you understand your strengths and natural flow better and you can get more information on it HERE
A study done on gratitude has found that “people who practised gratitude daily [for example: writing in a journal] reported higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness and energy than those who didn’t.”
Get out of victim-mode
Nothing zaps enthusiasm faster than seeing yourself as a victim.
To generate enthusiasm, you need to see yourself as a creator. That is, recognize that you can continually take the steps that you need to take to get what you want, regardless of what other people, or even life itself, throws at you.
Enthusiasm is infectious and serves to inspire those around you. would you rather be around someone who is filled with optimism or someone who exudes negativity?
Stimulate yourself into a state of high enthusiasm
Napoleon Hill explains that everyone has something that arouses their enthusiasm—it could be something like the following:
- Going to museums to admire fine paintings;
- Going out for a walk-in nature
- Listening to music;
- Wearing clothes that make you feel good
- Reading books that inspires you
- Watching movies that inspires you
He adds that all people of outstanding achievement have discovered ways and means of stimulating themselves into a state of high enthusiasm. Identify activities or situations that energize you, and engage in them as often as you can.
Surround yourself with people who are enthusiastic and optimistic
Befriend people who will encourage you and challenge you to achieve your goals. Enthusiasm is contagious; when you’re around people who are enthusiastic about their lives and about their work, their enthusiasm will rub off on you.
If you can’t find people who are enthusiastic, surround yourself with videos and audio programs of people who are enthusiastic.
Get your energy level up
It’s hard to generate enthusiasm when you feel tired. Make sure that you have the physical energy to be able to generate lots of enthusiasm by getting enough sleep, eating healthy food, and getting regular exercise. After all a healthy body houses a healthy mind.
“If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic!” – Dale Carnegie