What does enthusiasm have to do with being successful? Being enthusiastic means approaching tasks with an open mind and a good attitude, willingly taking on challenges and being interested in expanding your understanding. These are all characteristics of an engaged learner. When we are engaged in an activity, we open ourselves up to a much richer experience and ultimately, we learn more. We achieve more. We benefit. So what can happen when a rather ordinary task that requires a little more effort is made more enjoyable? Would others choose it over the usual option – an easier route?
Think back to a time where you were asked to complete something you really knew you wouldn’t enjoy doing. Were you able to find a way to make it more enjoyable? If not, what strategies could you have used to help you become more engaged and motivated? Tell us your story.