Last webyu-wp-3-1920ek I dropped off two of my children to their new home away from home… college.

My son was returning for his 3rd year in college, my daughter, and my baby girl, her first…

As I walked around campus, went shopping for essentials, and helped them settle in, it hit me what a big change in life this was for all three of us!

  • My daughter is starting a new chapter in her life away from her home and her family, and into the college scene.
  • My son was headed into his upper level classes where he could really begin to experience his career field of study. 
  • I would be an official “Empty Nester” with more time on my hands. 

My daughter was so excited about her new college adventure, and all there was to learn.  My son was excited about heading into his medical field of study this year, and all the new things he could learn about the body and microbiology.  Their enthusiasm for learning new things was addictive, and I found myself getting caught up in their excitement.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m always challenging myself with new books, workshops, and classes. But it hit me that their enthusiasm for learning far surpassed what mine usually is.

I think as adults we tend to get stuck in our own mental ruts, approaching things from the same tired perspective. But if we could start to approach learning as these two young people did, how much more would we get out of the things we are attempting to implement into our lives and our businesses?

As business owners and entrepreneurs we need to always be increasing our knowledge base, no matter what type of business we are in. But what if we tried to think more like these young people and started to see with a fresh perspective? How much more could we attract into our lives and our business?

I dare to say I lot more!

As we begin to see with a fresh new perspective our creativity and flexibility become limitless.

We ask more questions, we tend to move out of our comfort zone, we become more fearless…which in turn attracts more into our lives.

I’m grateful for the chance I had to watch these two children and how they approached this new chapter in their lives. How many of us embrace each day with the enthusiasm of an 18 year old?

Try it once or twice, you might like it!

Author: Julee

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4 thoughts on “College Bound Enthusiasm

  1. I couldn’t agree more! I feel like I am spending more time learning now than when I was in college. Part of it is learning about online business, and part is from homeschooling my boys. Great article!

    Posted on November 5, 2013 at 7:43 AM
    1. Thanks Tami! I agree with you on the learning deal. I feel that this is harder than college sometimes! Our enthusiasm can be addictive to others that want to pursue what we have pursued. Sounds like you are a great example!

      Posted on November 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM
  2. I’d like to be able to do anything like an 18 year old! But seriously, if we would think of it as “I get to learn this!” rather than “Uggh, I have to learn this?” we would get so much more out of things.

    Posted on November 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM
    1. Ha, ha, Ree you’re funny, and I agree! But yes, it does help with our enthusiasm to say “I get to learn this”. Especially when we have these opportunities to learn that others don’t. Thanks for your comment.

      Posted on November 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM