Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is E - and E is for Eager - it can also include Enthusiastic because they are from the same family. Eagerness is one of the most refreshing personality traits - seeing someone ready to embrace a new situation and give it a go can be really inspiring to others.
We can play safe too often in life and miss out on some wonderful opportunities. I know that too often my first response to most new opportunities is to think it's too hard or too good to be true. I hesitate, and hesitation is the enemy of eagerness and enthusiasm.
It can be good to pause for a moment and think things through, but if consideration becomes over-thinking, we can talk ourselves out of an opportunity that may never come our way again. Regretting the chances we didn't take is a sad way to progress through life. Sure, we didn't fail or fall over, but we also may have missed the opportunity to soar.
Eager people are brave and interesting. They embrace change and take risks, they have a go - even if success isn't guaranteed. They attract other people because they are enthusiastic about the life they are leading. They try new things and have fun. They don't want to die having missed out on stuff they weren't brave enough to attempt.
I'm at risk of falling into the play-it-safe camp, I want the guarantees, I want the safety net, the assurance that the risk will be worthwhile.....and because of that, I have quite possibly missed out on opportunities that have come my way. Eagerness to embrace new experiences is something I'm working on, and being enthusiastic about what's happening in my life because it's new and interesting. You can't be enthusiastic if there's nothing new happening, same old, same old day in and day out crushes eagerness and enthusiasm.
I'm getting braver, and I hope you are too - being eager and attracting like minded people makes life a lot more interesting and exciting.
See you next time for the continuation of Positive Personality Traits - F is for Friendly.