Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spark Your Enthusiasm

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm” - Walter Chrysler

“Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do “ - Norman Vincent Peale

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit” - Gordon Parks

The word enthusiasm is derived from the Greek word, enthousiasmos, which means to be inspired or possessed by a divine being. Enthusiasm is an incredibly powerful tool to create momentum. Enthusiasm can also be used to combat fear and nervousness and it can even create temporary energy and willpower. Being enthusiastic also creates an overall feeling of happiness and well-being that makes it worthwhile regardless of its positive side-effects. Enthusiasm is the means of propelling you towards your successes. It aids you in overcoming various obstacles while you work towards achieving your dreams as you move beyond your reactions to negativity by replacing them with positive reinforcements. Enthusiasm increases your confidence and desire to work on your goals. Whatever your desire is in life, make sure it is something you can do with enthusiasm


1. Passion

Genuine enthusiasm can only be sustained about something you are truly passionate about. Anyone can get themselves hyped up over a boring situation for the moment, but sustained enthusiasm can only come when you deeply care about something. Don’t spend your time pursuing things that you aren’t passionate about. Passion provides the fuel for enthusiasm.

2. Energy
Enthusiasm and energy are very closely linked. Being energetic makes it far more likely for you to be enthusiastic and enthusiasm can literally create the energy you need to get going. Energy comes mostly from a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, eat right and get plenty of rest and water is the first step.

3. Physiology

Think about how you act when you are enthusiastic. Smiling, moving around more and having more expressive body language are likely key characteristics. By making the conscious effort to behave more enthusiastically, you will start to feel more enthusiastic. After a few minutes you will probably create the kind of enthusiasm that your body language suggests.

4. Countering Fear and Nervousness

Acting incredibly enthusiastic will start by masking any nervousness in your body language and speaking. Once you’ve started to create that enthusiasm within yourself, fear and nervousness will be blocked out of your mind. The next time you are in a situation where you think you might be nervous, try to counter with enthusiasm.

5. Building Motivation and Momentum
Enthusiastic people don’t procrastinate what they are enthusiastic about. If at all possible, create some enthusiasm in yourself. You can use the physiology technique to create some quick enthusiasm. By investing our time in our passions and taking steps to improve our energy we can create the kind of enthusiasm that will be with us when we need it for a longer period of time.

6. Improving Communication
Enthusiasm is a great communication tool. It grants you to a lot more confidence than you might otherwise have without appearing arrogant or boastful. By leveraging enthusiasm it is far easier to communicate with others and the quality of that communication is greatly improved. Enthusiasm centers your focus outside of your own ego which separates you from your need to protect it. When you don’t need to protect your ego, you can enter any communication situation without fear or worry.

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In order for you to increase your enthusiasm, you will need to recognize when your enthusiasm is ebbing and then make the proper corrections to work towards the other end of that spectrum. It happens to the best of us. However, to venture on with persistence, we can regain or rekindle our passion for enthusiasm about any situation we may encounter.

You can enhance your sense of enthusiasm by staying contently focused on your positive beliefs and those positive affirmations and reminders that can aid you in overcoming any type of negative event in your life as they happen. You can do this best by keeping the positive principals and patterns that you are working to develop in the front of you mind while you educate yourself by reading and learning all you can. Once you begin and are committed to developing an increase of enthusiasm, it will become second nature. You can easily replace any negative influence with the positive influences that you most desire. Enthusiasm inspires your sense of self worth, your courage and your sense of creativity.

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The benefits of enthusiasm are vast. From improving productivity, social skills, and confidence to reducing fears and nervousness, enthusiasm is an incredibly powerful tool. Remember that long-term enthusiasm is a skill that needs to be developed. Focusing on your passions and working on your own personal energy will give you the base you need for enthusiasm. Like a spark, guiding your physiology can create a fiery enthusiasm for anything you do. Utilize that enthusiasm and you can get the most out of your life!


aizat said...

thnx mak!

Dr. Honey said...

Terasa ke bang? :-). Do you know what enthusiasm means? Keghairahan atau kesungguhan dalam membuat sesuatu perkara. Ia perlu untuk melahirkan momentum utk kita bertindak. Kalau tak faham mana-mana perkataan, abang boleh klik dua kali kat perkataan, terus keluar definition perkataan tu kat skrin ni. Canggih tak?

aizat said...

phm la mak...
abg kureng kat situ..

Dr. Honey said...

Tau tak pe..! Kena ada passion barulah ada usaha kan?!! :-)