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The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

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Chapter 11
The Power of Positive Energy
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“Okay, I’m on the bus,” George said. “I’ve got my direction set and my vision is good. But I have to tell you, it’s not so easy to think about what you want and be positive when you don’t have a lot of things to be positive about and you keep getting what you don’t want. You don’t know the sharks I’m dealing with at work. You have no idea of the challenges I am facing right now. I’m hitting a lot of roadblocks.”
“You’re right, George,” Joy answered. “I don’t know all you are facing. But I do know that if you want to change your situation you must first change your thoughts. Because if you keep on thinking what you have been thinking you’ll keep on getting what you have been getting. I also know this special formula I want to share with you. Show him, Danny.” Danny reached into his briefcase and pulled out a paper sized sheet of cardboard. As George wondered how many signs he had in there, Danny lifted up the cardboard, which said:
E + P = O
“The E stands for events in your life,” Danny explained. “The P stands for perception and the O stands for outcome. We can’t control the events in our life but we can control how we perceive them and our perception and response to the events determine our outcome.”
“The P can also stand for positive energy,” Joy said, “and this formula explains why positive energy is so important. Sure, you have your ...

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