ENTHUSIASM IN BUSINESS, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?
Enthusiasm is one of your most important assets. It is an infectious state of mind which acquires for you the cooperation of other people, attracting them to your way of thinking and acting. When you are enthusiastic about where you are going, people notice it and make room for you. In fact, the world makes room for those who know where they are going.
Enthusiasm is one of the key ingredients to making your business work.
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" Ralph Waldo Emerson
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF ENTHUSIASM?
According to the dictionary, enthusiasm means: "to be inspired; possessed by god; intense or eager interest; zeal." It comes from the Greek roots en/theos, meaning God within. In ancient times, enthusiasm was related with supernatural inspiration or possession. This supernatural aspect was a result of the infectious nature of enthusiasm in attracting the attention and cooperation of others.
Enthusiasm functions as an invisible and powerful force of human magnetism, attracting or repelling that which you desire in your life experience. Therefore, it is a powerful force at your command, eager to carry out your wishes and fed by the thoughts you hold constantly in your mind.
There are two primary sources of motivation: external and internal.
External motivation manifests as fear motivation or reward motivation. As an entrepreneur, you can have one of two basic outlooks: Fear, loathing, and worry over being self employed or....
Internal motivation manifests as self-motivation or spiritual motivation: Excited, relieved, and content that you hold your own success in your hands.
The power of human magnetism is that its natural source is under your control, within your own thoughts and consciousness.
Enthusiasm is one of your important success habits. You should make a habit of doing everything with eagerness, class, and style. A high level of enthusiasm should be demonstrated in everything you do.
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. John Wesley
"Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream.
This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away." Denis Waitley
HOW TO GENERATE ENTHUSIASM?
1. Have a great sense of expectancy each day.
Maintain a "great day" attitude in all that you do. When you project a great day attitude, you radiate a positive magnetic force which will attract a great day into your experience of life. Things seem to go your way.
"This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
That which you expect and project, with feeling, you attract.
Each day bring you that which you ask of it.
2. Realize that you can control your mind, your thoughts, your feelings and emotions, and your actions.
You are the captain of your ship and the master of your destiny. No one and nothing can take control of your mind unless you allow it. Remember, you are both the gardener and the garden. Weeds, negative unproductive thoughts and feelings, can only grow if you let them. When you let weeds grow in the garden that is your life, either by doing nothing or by doing ineffective things, you have given up control of your life.
Take control of your thoughts and your feelings, for they are the blueprints of your life.
You become what you think about most of the time.
3. Realize that any state of mind is contagious.
The nature and quality of your thoughts represent your state of mind. Your state of mind, as projected through your attitude, is a powerful force. It influences and interacts with the state of mind of others.
4. Realize that your personal appearance presents a picture of who your are, what you are about, and where you are going.
Your physical appearance is a primary manifestation of your state of mind.
5. Maintain a constant level of enthusiasm at all times.
Some people constantly fluctuate from the heights of enthusiasm to the depths of negativity. This fluctuation results from their inner thoughts and inner feelings being inconsistent with, and out of harmony with, each other.
Some people think they have enthusiasm, but it's a fleeting idea. One minute they feel jazzed up about an impending project and the next they're throwing up their hands when a small obstacle puts a kink in their day.
Successful People Leverage the Power of Their Enthusiasm
Successful people use their enthusiasm to get them through tough times. They meet challenges with a resilient attitude, thriving on the competitive nature of coming out ahead.
However, being enthusiastic doesn't mean you have to have all of the answers. In fact, successful people always crave to learn more. They don't go with the assumption that they're better than others, because they understand that there's something to learn from everyone, no matter how small it might be.
“Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.” Steve Droke
HOW YOUR ENTHUSIASM CAN WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS
Each and everyone one of us is like a magnet radiating a form of energy which attracts or repels - like or unlike - thoughts, feelings, and associations.
Your attitude projects who you are, what you are about, and where you are going. It may either be positive or negative. When it is positive, you project knowledge, understanding, courage and faith.
When it is negative, you project ignorance, fear and doubt. The primary manifestation of a negative attitude is fear.
Enthusiasm will be as contagious as ever, whether is it positive or negative. Ultimately the choice is yours.
Therefore, in order to achieve such a high level of enthusiasm in your business, you have to be completely sure that what you are doing is what you truly want to do and not just merely something that you think you should be doing
I would highly recommend that before you start your Business, and before you lay out a business plan, make sure you are going where your passion leads you, as you will need this enthusiasm to keep you going through the rough times.
Enthusiasm Makes the Difference (Book)
"I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably activated by enthusiasm." - Norman Vincent Peale
If you have a tough time coping with life's disturbances, disappointments, and challenges, this book is for you. Dr. Peale offers a simple, sure-fire solution for stress: a healthy dose of enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is the magic ingredient that can make the difference between success and failure, and it can help you to:
* improve your problem-solving abilities
* overcome your fears
* sharpen your mind
* make your job more rewarding
* calm your tensions
* build self-confidence
* kindle the powerful motivation that makes things happen
"Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary."
"Enthusiasm: A little thing that makes a BIG difference."