Updated: May 13
enərjē / noun 1. The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.
2. Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines. I don’t care if you’re a scientist, business person, or woo AF, energy applies to the illumination of your lightbulb and your mindset.
Energy creates your ability to run ten miles, or build 10million in sales. Energy is also why you snapped at someone who means a lot to you, and why you didn’t get the recognition you deserved. Einstein's theory of relativity states that energy can not be created or destroyed, only transformed, and thus energy and mass are interchangeable. I may have distilled quantum physics into a 3rd-grade level sentence, but you get the point. So, do you need to eat all your vitamins to grow 10million in sales? Or turn on all the lights to run a marathon? Of course, that sounds ridiculous. But it’s not so ridiculous when we ask how someone feeling totally depleted, totally useless, and totally victimized, how can they discover the necessary energy to run that race and create their ultimate financial success? Energy is cultivated within unless you’re a car or computer, then this isn’t the blog for you (and I am very impressed at your reading skills). First and foremost we need food, water, rest, movement, and security. Maslow could have told you that. But once we’ve acquired the basic sustenance for flow, how do we build and expand, especially when we’re feeling super low? By focusing on our vitality, that power we can feed with simple focus and imagine. Thoughts and feelings are also energy. If we choose to think thoughts that feel good, we feed ourselves. If we choose feelings that feel good, we grow our energy. It’s so simple, so low in resource demand, that we forget we can increase our energy supplies with nothing more than thoughts and feelings.