Have you ever seen a successful person or entrepreneur that was not enthusiastic or passionate about what they do or what they have created? We didn't think so. Enthusiasm is contagious, and when you are excited about what you do or are trying to achieve, others will be drawn to your positive energy. Enthusiasm breeds confidence.
Would you believe me if I told you that enthusiasm was one of the key ingredients in being successful?
It's true! Enthusiasm can help you stay positive and motivated, which in turn, will make you more productive. Not only that, but others will view you in a more positive light which will increase your confidence and motivation to continue. You, in fact, give yourself a better chance to achieve your goals. So how can you harness the power of enthusiasm and use it to achieve your goals?
Become aware of your enthusiasm
The first step is to become aware of your enthusiasm and use it to inspire those around you. For example, I'm passionate about creating a better world by inspiring kids and young adults to believe in what is possible in their lives. This is my reason for sharing what has gotten me to where I am today.
If you can be enthusiastic about your work or goals, others will naturally be drawn to your positive energy and want to help you succeed.
Focus on opportunities and allies
Enthusiasm grows when you focus on opportunities and allies. Seek out passionate and excited people about the same things as you, and let their energy inspire you to take action. Be very selective about your social circle, your immediate social environment can either lift your enthusiasm or break it down.
Fuel your success
The third step is to use enthusiasm to fuel your success. When you are feeling motivated and inspired, take action! Enthusiasm is the key ingredient that will help turn your dreams into reality. I always have a journal next to my bed so that when I have an inspired idea I can take action and write it down right away. The mind is a wonderful tool; it will bring you the solutions you seek, and sometimes that is at 3am in the morning :-)
Enthusiasm thrives around solution-oriented people. Like smiling, enthusiasm is contagious. Unfortunately, negativism and pessimism are far more virulent. You will want to stay as far away from people like this as possible. Remember, you can change the world around you with enthusiasm. You will draw people to you who want to help you succeed in whatever endeavor you are passionate about.
Enthusiasm recharges itself on momentum. Your enthusiasm will continue to grow when you are taking action to make progress toward your goals. This positive feedback loop will keep you motivated and inspired to achieve even more. Recall your successes for the day, no matter how small. It is an excellent way of recharging your enthusiasm for tomorrow's accomplishments.
Successful people have always had an enthusiasm for their work or goals. Let enthusiasm guide your actions, and it will lead you to success. So start harnessing the power of enthusiasm today and watch your success soar!
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