You hear speakers talk about PASSION and being ON-FIRE and if you don’t have incredible passion all the time then something is wrong with you.
You see a billion dollar industry with the energy drinks Red Bull, Rock Star, Monster and 5 Hour Energy.
I used to think if I didn’t have incredible passion and energy that something was wrong with me. If I wasn’t incredibly excited or enthusiastic about what I was doing that maybe it wasn’t my calling in life or that I shouldn’t be doing it.
What I thought was true was merely only half true and half truths are lies.
You have to know when to burst, when to be on fire, when to have high incredible energy…and you have to know when to chill, when to sharpen the saw, when to relax and when to rest.
Have you ever seen a tornado, tsunami or hurricane? They don’t last forever. They are incredible bursts of energy. Have you ever seen someone stay on cruise control at a high level for a long time? That’s a good way to run yourself ragged and to wear yourself out.
It’s OK if you aren’t incredibly energetic and passionate all the time. It’s OK if you get bored. It’s OK if you aren’t always busy and doing something.
Athletes aren’t always in the best shape. There’s a peak period where they are at their best. Then there’s a period when they relax, chill and prepare their body to get in peak condition again.
If you think you need Red Bull in an IV then it’s time for you to chill out. Detox yourself from the fallacy of high passion all the time.
If on the other hand you have no passion and no excitement for anything…it’s time to put the defribrillators on and give your life a jolt.
“Red Bull” energy or ‘finite’ energy are limited.
How do you develop unlimited energy?
It probably doesn’t exist because we all need our rest, our sleep and our relaxation but the point I want to bring out is this…
When one has a deep abiding purpose in life, something more than just a fleeting goal, or temporary desire, the energy becomes lasting.
CAN YOU DIG DEEPER?
It’s more than a quick fix and more than an excitement. It’s a slow burning desire, a deep holy cause that burns slowly within your heart and soul. This is the difference between the tortoise and the hare. Most folks today (you might be one of them) are like hares. They drink a Red Bull, get excited, start a project, set a new goal and off they go. The problem…there’s no staying power. They’ll run out of “energy” or “excitement” before they even start.
The tortoise is different. He or she knows WHY they do what they do. They know that the ‘compound effect’ will beat the quick fix energy drink crazy all the time. Not just some of the time…but all of the time.
Get clear about your purpose in life. Sit down with your spouse and review your goals. Write out the budget. Write down what you desire to accomplish in the next few months as a family. Write down what you want and equally important if not more important WHY you want to accomplish those things.
I don’t believe in ‘unlimited energy’ but I do believe in staying power and a deep abiding strength that allows us to endure.
Do you need to burst, or chill? Or do you need to find your deep holy cause for life that will give you ‘unlimited’ energy?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
Leave me a comment below on what you do to increase energy or to really wind down and relax or if you’ve found a way to create an infinite source of staying power.