From the Greek meaning inspired, being enthusiastic means being eager or passionate. It is a positive energy that can spread. It’s one of those character traits where you can truly “fake it until you make it” - just the act of trying to be enthusiastic will make you more enthusiastic! Enthusiasm is also the “secret sauce” for success in whatever you endeavor – enthusiasm itself won’t guarantee success, but without enthusiasm, success will be elusive.
This week’s Challenge: This week, I will be enthusiastic about something, and watch the positive energy that unfolds.
Avoiding being Hyperactive (Overuse):
Enthusiasm to the extreme becomes hyperactivity – being unusually active, excitable, or high-strung. The insight about which you were enthusiastic becomes lost in the chaos of activity – it becomes excitement for excitement’s sake. If you feel you’ve crossed that boundary, then take a moment to slow down and refocus your energy on your true intent.
Commendable Trait: Enthusiastic
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson