Use it or lose it (DW #884)
Mar 11, 2021
Did you know that we gain energy by using energy?
"A human being is the kind of machine that wears out from lack of use. There are limits, of course, and we do need healthful rest and relaxation, but for the most part we gain energy by using energy... It might well be that all of us possess enormous stores of potential energy, more than we could ever hope to use."
Here’s the thing: we definitely need energy for self-mastery and working on ourselves. But here’s also the thing: in order to get energy, we need to understand what fuels us and what drains us.
Here are some recommendations from Leornard:
- Set priorities and make decisions. He says: "Indecision leads to inaction, which leads to low energy, depression, despair." What have you been putting off making a decision on? Make a decision. Get clear on what you’re going to do. And do it.
- Take action! (this is possibly the most important – overthinking drains our energy and taking action fuels it. We need to remind ourselves of this every single day). As an aikido master, he says: "It’s instructive to watch the immediate surge of clarity and energy during training that comes from the simplest act of writing one’s name on a notice."
- Get on the path of mastery and stay on it!! This is also a sure way to fuel our energy. Leonard advises that: "Much of the world’s depression and discontent... can ultimately be traced to our unused energy, our untapped potential." So how can you tap more of our potential today?!?
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