We've all been there before. You're in a meeting at work, and someone pitches an idea. It's a good idea, but something is missing. The person presenting the idea isn't passionate about it; they're just going through the motions. As a result, their lack of enthusiasm is contagious, and soon enough, everyone in the room is yawning.
Conversely, we've also all been in a meeting where someone else pitches an idea, and they're so enthusiastic about it that you can't help but get excited too. The person's passion is infectious; soon enough, everyone in the room is on board with the idea.
This example illustrates the power of enthusiasm. When you're enthusiastic about something, it shows, and people respond to that. Here are three reasons why enthusiasm matters:
1) Enthusiasm is Contagious
As the example above illustrates, enthusiasm is contagious. When you're excited about something, others will get excited too. It is especially important in the workplace; when you're trying to sell an idea to your boss or colleagues, you need to be passionate about it if you want them to get on board.
2) Enthusiasm Shows You are Invested
When you're enthusiastic about something, it shows that you care. If you're not excited about your product or service, why should anyone else be? It is why salespeople who are passionate about what they're selling tend to be more successful than those who aren't; they believe in what they're selling, so their customers do too.
3) Enthusiasm is attractive
Think back to the last time you went on a date with someone enthusiastic about life. They were probably pretty fun to be around, right? Enthusiasm is attractive because it's positive and contagious. We're attracted to those who make us feel good. No one wants to be around someone who is always negative; instead.
How to Be More Enthusiastic
If you're not naturally a bubbly person, don't worry – there are still plenty of ways that you can exude enthusiasm. Start by finding something you're passionate about; if you don't have anything in your life that gets you excited, now is the time to find it. Once you've found your passion, let it show! Be genuine in your excitement, and let it shine through in everything you do. Let others know what you're passionate about and why they should be excited too.
Conclusion: Enthusiasm matters because it's contagious, shows you're invested and is attractive. Whether trying to sell an idea at work or enjoy life more, remember to bring your excitement. It'll make all the difference!