Enthusiasm makes stuff happen
Often the stuff we have to deal with in life can squelch our enthusiasm.
Job seekers and anyone trying to make new connections thru their networking activity must have some enthusiasm about them.
So what do we do if we just are not enthusiastic?
How do we counter the lack of enthusiasm we may have? We all know that lots of things can drain us of energy and enthusiasm – our children are ill, our parents are dealing with a serious disease, the bills are piling up, the car needs to be repaired, our partner is not supporting us, the roof is leaking or any of the unimaginable number of negative and painful things that we have to deal with.
It’s not easy, but I think I have a few ideas that may help. Any chance we have to increase our enthusiasm, to make us just a little bit more upbeat, to but a little spring in our step and a bigger smile on our face, will help us when we are networking, interviewing and even when we are just trying to have an OK day.
Here are some basic ideas to consider:
- Call a friend who loves you and have a quick chat
- Pick up a baby and hug them. Tickle them and listen to the baby laugh
- Listen to your favorite music artist
- Read scripture or a psalm in the bible
- Read or listen to a poem
- Tell a joke to someone who laughs really loud
- Hug someone who you know needs a hug
- Call a friend you have not said hello to in a while and talk about what they are doing
- Ask a friend to hug you
- Look at a picture of someone you love and remember a time when the two of you played and laughed together.
How do you pump a little enthusiasm into yourself. Take your mind off the stuff that is dragging you down and focus on something that makes you happy, smile or laugh. Think about making yourself just a little bit happier. Your problems won’t go away, however you will feel better about yourself at that moment.
Once you take yourself thru one or more of these activities, head off to your interview, phone conversation or networking activity. Keep thinking about the happy stuff that helps you, even if just a little bit.
Strive to be a little more enthusiastic. The benefit will be that you will be a little more successful with the task in front of you.
If you want to take your enthusiasm to another level – read Dale Carnegie’s book – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
When I learned about day-tight compartments and how to accept the worst thing that can happen to me, this book changed my life and elevated my enthusiasm and attitude to a completely new & better level.
If you have any other suggestions of how to be more enthusiastic, please comment belown