Objective: Students should be able to explain why enthusiasm will help them to be better students.
Notes for Mentor-Student discussion
All good things require work
Everybody like to be successful, and the bigger the success the greater the satisfaction.
This is why we should want to take on challenging tasks.
Enthusiasm, like Cheerfulness, is an attitude. While we cannot always control our circumstances we can control our attitude.
Enthusiasm, the desire to take on challenging projects, not only makes us happy and our job rewarding, but it inspires others to do the same.
Life is full of difficult tasks that are not going to go away. We can either run from them, which will make the situation worse; or we can do them grudgingly and with a bad attitude, which will likely make us do a poor job and deprive us of any satisfactions; or we can make the best of it by seeing it as a challenge. If we do this we will more than likely succeed and be happy, but even if we do not, we will have know we did our best, which is always satisfying.
Can either the mentor or student give an example of how enthusiasm helped them to accomplish
Notes for general group discussion
What does it mean to be enthusiastic?
How might one demonstrate enthusiasm in:
Doing chores around the house
Enthusiasm is not only the willingness but the desire to take on challenges. Those who possess it have a big advantage over those who do not, but because it is an “attitude” no one can force us to take it.
Take away line: Be enthusiastic and you will accomplish many things!