How To Nurture A
Constant Flow Of Enthusiasm
was the last time that you went to a party and watched someone walk into
the room to bring in a fresh aura of enthusiasm and cheerfulness? The new
visitor seemed to be having an electrifying presence, captivating those in
the room with his or her personality, body language and overall charisma.
It is not rare to meet people like these who do not seem to have a thread
of worry in their heads of lives. They seem not to walk but glide in and
out of our lives, leaving us happy, content and energized. But are they
super human beings or mere mortal souls like you and me? Incredible as it
may sound, these people are very ordinary human beings, who have probably
more worries and tensions that you and I combined. Yet they manage to rise
beyond treating adversities with knowledge and wisdom, as situations which
can be tackled with ease. They, in all likelihood, have cultivated and
consciously inculcated one of the most essential elements of human spirit
called ‘enthusiasm’. This is nearly as contagious as yawning and an
enthused person would always spread cheer, happiness and contentment
amongst those around him.
interesting to find this trait of not just remaining enthusiastic but also
spreading the same feeling to others amongst every leader, irrespective of
the sphere of his leadership. We call them by several names: vivacious,
charismatic, dynamic and so on. What they essentially do is to instill the
fire in the belly of all those who come next to them. They instill
courage, self-confidence, and self-belief amongst their subordinates, team
members and colleagues. Is it possible for you to develop this excellent
positive trait and change your personality for good? The answer is a
definite YES. Here are some steps to get you started:
have met a person who never seemed to have any worry when he went to bed
every night and slept like a child. He shared his secret with me once
and mentioned that he keeps all the worries which crop up in his mind
till the next morning, when he can view everything in a fresh
perspective! When he went to work, he left his worries at home and when
he returned home, he left them in the office. This very seemingly simple
trick helped him to remain enthusiastic through out the day and look
positive to others.
things that are positive in our lives are actually countless, if you
start to think hard. Starting from the country where you are born, to
your family, your home, your job, your children, you can not simply
complete counting your blessings. Concentrate on all that is happening
well and your achievements rather than things which are not going
according to your plan. Remember the old Chinese philosophy of yin-yang.
It focuses on the duality of everything in life, from day and night,
good and evil, rich and poor, and more to confirm that life is all about
having the good and bad, in nearly equal measure. If there was no
ingratitude, we would never learn to be grateful.
Think positive all the time. Make enthusiasm a habit. Stop being
judgmental about others – because it is not your responsibility. Before
being critical about anything, look at the resulting benefit of a
situation or goodness of others.
Nature created one mouth but two ears. Learn from this natural and
physical attribute – you are created to listen more and talk less!
Remember, the world is full of people wanting their stories to be heard.
The more you listen, the more compassionate people think you to be. By
listening to others, you are subconsciously spreading enthusiasm to
There is nothing as good as humor to keep you enthused all the time.
Instead of practicing laughing or making fun of others, learn to laugh
at yourself – considered to be the best sense of humor one can have.
When you have a good sense of humor, you would automatically draw people
towards you as they start feeling relaxed in your company. When you
develop the sense where you treat any adverse situation with a pinch of
relevant humor, you land up being the most desirable company, where ever
Smiling often would not only lifts your own mood, it would spread cheer
to those around you. Being critical about life need not necessarily
result in a constant frown – you have the power in you to turn it into a
smile, not a wry one at that. When you sport a genuine smile and not a
smirk, you would be surprised at the number of people who are enthused
in your presence.
have always believed in self-patting to keep me motivated and enthused.
To find your boss at the right time at the right place to praise you for
a job well done is mostly a dream. Instead of sulking on your way back
home, think what a great person you are to have accomplished this
nearly-impossible task. If there is no one to take you for a treat,
treat yourself to a movie or go to one of your favorite restaurants and
treat yourself with your favorite goodies. Its positive impact on your
mind is quite amazing. Reward yourself, as often as you want and you can
have a constant flow of enthusiasm coming out of nowhere!
can never be any fixed agenda which you have to follow by which you can
develop an enthusiastic deportment. You don’t even have to wait till
Christmas to begin your efforts. Start today with an open and positive
mind, and before you know how and when the change happened, you would
surely start to surprise your colleagues, friends and family. Enthusiasm
is contagious, and generates it’s own momentum. Rise to the challenge,
and practice sparking enthusiasm in yourself and others each and every
Richard Saldan is a motivational speaker and master magician. His
programs will rivet your audience with proven
strategies for greater success. People who have enrolled in Richard’s
seminars give consistently high ratings because he is enthusiastic,
energizing and inspires people to live to the fullest. For
extraordinary results, visit: