“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
– Gordon Parks –
How to be more enthusiastic?
Do you feel enthusiastic, motivated and energetic when starting something new, but after some time, you lose your enthusiasm and interest?
This can happen when begin practicing a self-improvement program, starting to learn meditation, studying a new topic, dieting, exercising, or doing anything else.
Though you acknowledge the importance of what you are doing and know that it most useful, still, you let laziness set in, as well as lack of motivation, lack of enthusiasm, and lack of enough self discipline.
This is quite common. After the first spurt of enthusiasm you feel that it is too much for you, too much work and too much effort, and you prefer to quit. You might even feel that what you are doing is a burden.
I have been writing a lot about improving focus and self discipline, and about meditation and self improvement, and I know that often, people start enthusiastically, but over time, their enthusiasm decreases and they need way to boost it again.
This often happens when one does not obtain immediate results.
It is the same with losing weight, learning a new skill, building a business, and with any other project. People expect immediate spectacular results, and if they don’t get them they quit and give up.
Quitting is not the solution.
Everything in life requires some work, effort and time.
- What do you do when your interest and enthusiasm wane?
- How to persevere when there isn’t enough willpower and self-discipline?
- How to stay motivated when you lose your enthusiasm?
Often, after reading a book or an article, listening to a lecture or watching a movie, you feel a burst of enthusiasm and a higher energy level, but this often does not last long.
You might acknowledge that a certain goal or project are important, but you might not have enough inner strength to pursue it. Isn’t it so?
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Self-defeating habits, negative mental programming and lack of inner strength might stand in your way.
Most people wish to improve their life. This is why people buy books, attend classes, courses, and workshops on a variety of subjects. Yet, they often find that they are not making enough progress.
They also discover that their enthusiasm and hope are replaced by lethargy, self-doubt and lack of self-esteem.
What can you do to stay enthusiastic and motivated in these situations?
Short spurts of enthusiasm and motivation are not enough to accomplish anything of value. You need to keep your desire and inner flame alive and focused on your goal.
You need some techniques to help you stay enthusiastic and motivated, so that you go on and achieve what you have set your mind to do.
Below, you will find a few suggestions. You might like reading them, but you need to also follow them, or at least a few of them.
How to More Enthusiastic – 9 Tips
1. Think about the importance of your goal
Think about the importance of your goal and what it means to you.
Devote 10 minutes a day to read and think about the benefits of what you want to do or accomplish.
2. Read about people who achieved success
Every day, find at least a few minutes to read about people who achieved success by being tenacious and persistent.
You can find many books and articles about this topic on the Internet and in bookstores.
3. Visualize yourself acting with enthusiasm and motivation
Find a quiet place, and for several minutes visualize yourself acting with enthusiasm and motivation. Do so every day.
Make the mental scene as real as possible, and most importantly, in your imagination, feel enthusiastic. Feel the energy and the zest that are awakening within you.
4. Do not give up
Do not give up easily. Continue with what you are doing, even if you have lost your enthusiasm. Put more focus and attention. Sometimes, continuing with your project with perseverance, reawakens energy, enthusiasm and motivation.
Remember, every success requires dedication, time, perseverance and tenacity.
5. Stay patient and persistent
There is a well known story about a gold prospector, who, after digging to some depth, did not find anything. He gave up and went away. Then, someone else came, and after digging just a few inches more, struck gold.
What do we learn from this story? You need to be patient and persistent, even if you see no progress, because success might be just a few inches away.
6. Repeating affirmations
Keep repeating affirmations. They empower you and inflame your enthusiasm and motivation.
Here are a few example:
“My motivation and enthusiasm are growing more and more every day.”
“I have the energy, desire and persistence to continue with my plans.”
7. Nothing is drudgery
Never consider what you are doing as a drudgery.
With a little planning and few changes you can turn every activity into a pleasurable activity. Even the most boring task can become enjoyable with the right approach and state of mind.
8. Do not give up
Once you decide about anything, go on with it, even if you lose enthusiasm and desire on the way.
Do not give up, even if what you are doing seems to be like a burden and drudgery.
Don’t give up, even if you feel bored.
Keep thinking about the benefits of what you are doing, and continue visualizing in your mind’s eye, how your life will be like after accomplishing what you have set out to do. This will keep the fire of enthusiasm alive.
9. enthusiastic friends
Find a friend, or better still, a group of people who are enthusiastic about a shared topic, like losing weight, exercising, learning a new language or anything else that interests you. A group
Always remember, this is your life, and you are responsible for it. Why succumb to laziness and negative programming? This might not be easy, and there might be obstacles on the way, but it certainly is possible.
- Keep thinking about how happy you would be after achieving success with what you are doing.
- Visualize how your life would change, if you overcome your laziness, negative thoughts and negative programming.
- Just keep your mind on the goal, no matter what happens.
- Don’t rely on spurts of enthusiasm to carry you to your destination.
- You need to stand up, not give up, and awaken the dormant powers that are within you.
- Never give up. Just keep going on, even if the going is tough and you want to quit.
Keep going even if you wish to stop. Follow the tips on this page, and soon your motivation, enthusiasm and energy will grow.
I hope this short article has contributed to showing you how to be more enthusiastic.
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