“Everyone is familiar with the phenomenon of feeling more or less alive on different days. Everyone knows on any given day that there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth, but which he might display if these were greater. Most of us feel as if we lived habitually with a sort of cloud weighing on us, below our highest notch of clearness in discernment, sureness in reasoning, or firmness in deciding. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.” William James
If you read the quote above you probably have had days where the energy to live fully just wasn’t there. It was a day that you felt you needed to take off and just find a place to do nothing. Where does your energy come from? What makes you excited to participate in a new day?
What do you think is the biggest thief of energy?
1. To many things to do and no clear priorities
2. Nothing very interesting to do, not challenging or valuable
3. No external motivation, others encouraging you forward
4. Physical ailments or negative thinking
What would it take to activate you so that your day was filled with energy and positive outcomes? You do realize that your energy doesn’t come from somewhere else, it comes from within you. It comes from lifting your energy level up when it is down. It comes from thinking about one thing that will produce a desired result.
Clarity and focus. That is one way to get energy flowing. Be clear on achieving one goal and focusing on achieving that goal. Stay clear of distractions, email, conversation, or other activities that pull you away from that “one” thing.