"Nothing great has been achieved without enthusiasm." – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
is the most essential ingredient apart from hard work for attaining success in
any initiative. Many a time we observe that two persons with same level of
effort but different levels of enthusiasm progress at varying pace! Don’t we
all like to interact with enthusiastic people?
= Hard work x Enthusiasm. Hence, neither hard work nor enthusiasm can be
zero to succeed. The higher the values of “Hard work” and
“Enthusiasm”, the higher the success.
Simple and effective steps to develop enthusiasm:
become enthusiastic - Act enthusiastically. Force yourself to act enthusiastic,
and you'll become enthusiastic! In the initial attempts, you may feel
uncomfortable but with repeated attempts you see amazing results.
what you and do what you enjoy. Smile,
whistle, sing, hum, or dance all day while working, travelling, waiting etc. It
makes your body think it’s happy.
a list of all your major or minor accomplishments during the day and reward
yourself for the same.
all goals into minor tasks and work units and focus on one at a time. Set
yourself higher achievable targets and ‘enjoy’ to achieve them. Periodically
revise the targets based on the progress. Enjoy!
company with enthusiastic people. Always try to be the cheerleader and
contribute “Enthusiasm” to your group. Even others desire to be in the
company of enthusiastic people.
delegate and barter your work. Do tasks, which you are best at, and enjoy doing.
your current level of enthusiasm on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the lowest
and 10 is the highest. Monitor your enthusiasm index on a periodic basis -
half-hourly, hourly, daily, weekly and so on. The shorter the period, the
better. Take steps to improveyour enthusiasm level.
care of your enthusiasm by giving it daily
attention. It will grow big and strong and make you successful.
Act enthusiastically. Force yourself to act enthusiastic, and you'll
2. Enjoy what you are doing!
3. Surround yourself with enthusiastic people.
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