It is hard to achieve what you want to if you don’t have sufficient reserves of energy. You can always do more in the time you have if you have great energy. Energy gives us the ability to do more with what we have. When you devote energy in the areas that are important to you, you create energy to spend elsewhere in your life.
I believe we all have an internal battery that needs to be regularly recharged to replenish and re-energise us. This recharging is not something you do only if it fits into your busy schedule. It is something you need to do regularly and deliberately.
The activities we engage in have the capacity to recharge our mind, re-energise our body and replenish our spirit. It is also true that there are certain activities we engage in that create chaos in our life and detract from all we are trying to achieve.
There are four core ways in which we can build our energy levels to help us achieve our goals.
Do what you love to do
The first can be summed up in the message returned to again and again throughout this book — pursue your passion! When you are doing what you love to do you gain more energy. I will take energy over time any day, because I can do more with the time I have if I have greater levels of energy.
In your life there will be things you like to do, things you have to do and from time to time even things you hate to do that may nonetheless be unavoidable. ...