Bring The Right Energy

The only person who should be able to impact and influence your center is yourself. No one else should have the power the impact your internal energy.

It’s easy for a car to drive up a hill — as long as it has gas.

It’s a lot harder when you have to push that car uphill.

So many times we find ourselves trying to go uphill; going uphill is not an issue. It’s a concern when we try to go uphill without any gas.

We need to recharge. We need to refuel. We need to preserve and generate energy.

How people do that is different for each of us. Some people enjoy a dinner party with some close friends, others prefer a night alone with a good book.

I’m all about my alone time and that’s telling after I’ve had an exhausting week.

My weekend will comprise of me probably not leaving the house except for church and maybe the gym. When I need to recharge and regain energy after a tiring week and to prepare for the upcoming week, I focus on myself.

This means that my social time is pretty limited during those weekends. I strive for one or two social days a week and that’s generally sufficient.

Other people want to see friends or family every single day — that’s too much for me. When it comes to bringing the right energy, we need to understand who we are.

Why The Right Energy is Needed:

The right energy is needed to persevere.

We’ve all seen it, one of our parents (or maybe our spouse) comes home tired and hungry. Say the wrong thing or don’t look happy when you say hi to them and they SNAP.

We need energy.

It’s not a big deal to snap from time to time around the closest, most significant people in our lives. It’s a much larger deal when we snap in front of the person signing our checks or on live television. We’d like to believe that the closest people in our lives are a little more forgiving.

No matter what happens when we snap, we want to proactively combat that reaction.

Understanding how we are resilient is good but if we never have the energy or willpower needed to actually act resiliently, it’s all for naught.

Energy in Action:

When we know what we need to do, we can make it happen.

“Mental energy comes from calm and clarity. Not chaos.” — Tim Grover

We should be able to recgonize when we are most alert, most energized, at our higher level of performance. Is it when you are surrounding by the chaos of your own creation or when you dive deep into the calm and clarity that you center yourself within.

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” — Marcus Aurelius

The only person who should be able to impact and influence your center is yourself. No one else should have the power the impact your internal energy.

We have the most power and capacity to do what we need to do, it’s most important to put ourselves in the position needed to succeed. This is why, it is essential that we manage and maintain our time in the most efficient and effective way.

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