Enthusiasm can be different from one person to the next. It's putting your whole heart into something you do. It's the kind of feeling you get chasing bubbles or playing with a puppy. Enthusiasm is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations.
The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek word, enthousiasmos, meaning to infuse with a delightful spirit. An enthusiastic person person is filled with passion and a commitment to do their best no matter how big -- or little -- the task.
How can you practice enthusiasm?
- Be an "energy-giver." People are energized after spending time with an enthusiastic person.
- Smile. Smiling shows you have a positive attitude. And it's good for your health!
- Encourage others. An enthusiastic person encourages others to do their best.
- Treat every job as important. Recognize the importance of your work--even the smallest task.
- Don't be discouraged by failure. We learn through "trial and errors."