Friday, October 14, 2011

RHF Motivation Minute: Bring Enthusiasm to Your RHF Sweat Session

Enthuse yourself and enthuse those around you...

"If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ...enthusiasm."
~ Thomas J. Watson

Enthusiasm first appeared in English in 1603 with the meaning "possession by a god." The source of the word is the Greek enthousiasmos, which ultimately comes from the adjective entheos, "having the god within".

Enthusiasm clearly has every day connotations of being "inspired" or "excited". Enthusiasm is a good feeling! I would be willing to bet that most people if required to do a particular task, would (if they knew that they could) choose to do it with enthusiasm.

Draw your attention to the quality of enthusiasm during your workouts and notice how "you feel" having introduced the quality of enthusiasm to your sweat session!

People like enthusiasm. They like feeling enthusiastic and they like people to feel enthusiastic around them.

"Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest." ~ Paul J. Meyer

Enthusiasm affects and infects communication in all directions...

If you are training hard next to someone and they start to get enthusiastic then you both start to feel good! I call it workout synergy! This is the magic of group training (boot camps). Heck, you will probably even decide that you really like that person. Here is a person who understands the important things, just like you!

"Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come from miles to watch you burn."
~ John Wesley

Your enthusiasm is infectious. People want to be around people who make them feel good. We recognize, at a deep level, that we perform better and appreciate life more fully when we feel enthusiastic (just look back at the origins of the word).

Fitness is a tool to improve quality of life. Use it with enthusiasm! Be infectious, inspire change and challenge.

Have an excellent day.

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