3 Powerful Reasons Why You Need Enthusiasm!

Before we begin, please think for a second and pick one thing that made you happy in the past. Something that made your heart sing and stirred you to joy. Maybe it’s remembering the birth of first child, a song or music, or the day you asked your girlfriend out and she actually said yes. Think about it for a moment and fix the memory and the feeling in your mind. We’ll come back to it later. In this article, I’d like us to explore why enthusiasm is essential to our success.

There are so many reasons why we need to be enthusiastic, but I’m going to focus on 3 powerful reasons: happiness, metamorphosis and contagion.


We all need to be happy. This is not just my opinion, if you examine your own feelings about it, you’ll probably agree. Also, plenty of research is emerging that backs up this idea. In 2005, Lyubomirsky, King and Diener published “The Benefits of Frequent Positive Effect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?” (based on data from over 250,000 participants) which led Professor Richard Wiseman to conclude:

“Happiness doesn’t just flow from success, it actually causes it”. [UK Amazon Link] [US Amazon Link]

Let’s try an experiment of our own. Can you imagine feeling happiness? If it helps, remember the question I asked at the beginning of this post. Remind yourself of that feeling. Now, do you want to stay sat down sitting? Or would you rather jump up, pace around, tell someone how great it is to be alive? True happiness generates enthusiasm and enthusiasm spreads happiness. Don’t allow our happiness to fade. Grab life by the lapels and shake all the fun you can get out of it. Don’t wait, squeeze every last drop of joy from everything you do.

Transformation via Vitality

Success is a state of being, not a destination. When you begin your personal journey toward achievement, it is typical that you will experience fundamental changes within yourself. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to do it with positive energy. Some really effective ways to encourage that positive energy within yourself include sharing the joy you feel for your interests, whatever they are. Make everyone around even more enthusiastic than you are through leading by example. Don’t wait, be the happiness you want to see around you and your vitality will transform you even when you don’t expect it to.

The World is Too Boring!

If you still need a reason, consider this: every ounce of enthusiasm and positivity you project, alters the world around you. The world can be a tough and gritty place. Lack of money, working in a dead-end job, lack of appreciation all eat away at our lives, but we have the power to change everything. Every day is a chance to improve the world for everyone. Enthusiasm is infectious, start with the people nearest to you. You are inspiring, when others see and feel your enthusiasm, many will want to join in too. Don’t wait, be a catalyst for a better, more joyful world!

The Next Step

Don’t wait; begin today; start now! Pick something that stirs your soul and makes your heart sing. Remember what I asked you to do at the start of this article? Tell me what it is! Tell the world. But, most importantly, tell yourself that enthusiasm is the lever through which we move the world.

Author: Ash Mashhadi

Ash Mashhadi is co-Founder of the Inspiration Zone. He is also co-Founder of the successful website InPlymouth.com and Partner in the highly successful web design and social media consultancy Design Inspiration. Ash is a popular and lively speaker and frequently trains and mentors owners of small and medium-sized businesses. He is often called The Inspiration Guy, and if you want to discover why, just talk to him.

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