The key to success is and has always been ENERGY. Read on to find out what energy is and how you can use it to improve all aspects of your life
I’ve read my fair share of self-help books, “The Secret“, “The Power of Now“, and “You Are A Bad-Ass At Making Money” to name a few. They all have the same bottom line: if you want to succeed at anything, you must feed it energy.
What is Energy?
What IS energy?
Simply, it is the effort you dedicate to an idea in order to bring it to fruition. By literal definition, it is “the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity“. The two keywords in this definition are “required” and “sustained“.
This means energy isn’t optional, It’s a prerequisite.
Energy is the difference between completing a task right away and putting it off until tomorrow, between a business taking off and it never leaving the drawing board, between a dream and a goal. (My definition of a goal is, a dream + energy + money.)
Seems like a really simple algorithm, doesn’t it? It’s harder than it seems.
That’s because a key component of producing energy is self-motivation and being self-motivated is something you have to constantly work on. It’s very easy to falter or be distracted when you’re the only one doing the pushing but, I’m here to tell you, it’s worth the effort.
Where you may be going wrong
Lack of energy is the reason why you’re still at your 9 – 5, stuck in the dreaming phase instead of doing your dream job: we’re still giving entirely too much energy to things that don’t matter to us.
When you choose to give your energy to your day job instead of your dreams, your dreams are being starved.
Think of your dreams like a plant and the energy its life source; give it the energy it needs and it will flourish. Deny it? It will dwindle and shrivel up until there’s nothing left.
I’m not saying to up and quit as you read, what I’m saying is, you want that dream life? That dream house? To reach a certain amount in savings? To travel? No matter the goal, give the idea energy and see how much of a difference it makes.
- Talk about it. Every chance that you get and in as many ways as possible.
- Think about it. Have it in the forefront of your mind. What does it look like? Feel like? What would you do if you had it?
- Write about it. Make it real by putting it into words. Try journaling, a diary, a To-Do List or a Not-to-do-list.
*Here’s one I found online: Click to access Not-To-Do-List-Printable.pdf Instead of looking at the things I NEED to do, I did as assessment for what I DON’T NEED which made space for the things that matter. Like my dream of being a Writer!
The Bottom Line
What ever it is that’s occupying your energy and preventing you from achieving that special goal, let. it. go. (I call this releasing. )
So, what are you willing to release?
Start by asking yourself what you can do without so that you may apply more energy to your dreams and make them a reality. How much or how little is entirely up to the individual but, I decided that there’s nothing that I wasn’t willing to sacrifice to achieve my goals and here I am writing for you ^_^
How many of you can say the same?
I’d love to hear from you:
What aspects of your life do you think could improve by giving or taking away energy?
Let me know in the comments.