How enthusiastic are you?

Have you ever watched a child learn something new? What’s the most important factor when it comes to them learning and mastering a skill?

I’ll give you a hint: it has nothing to do with intelligence.

It has everything to do with their enthusiasm.

If they are enthusiastic and excited about learning something new – walking, talking, riding a bike, climbing a tree, playing a sport, doing math – they will pick it up easier, faster, and better.

The same goes for learning new things as an adult. Enthusiasm allows us to handle our fears better, helps us overcome failure and disappointment, keeps us engaged, pushes us to practice, and encourages us to search for new and better ways to achieve mastery.

If you’re looking to learn a new skill or teach one to someone else, don’t forget about the power of enthusiasm, it could mean the difference between success and failure.