What Are You Spending Your Energy On?
This morning someone I really admire posted on Facebook that she only engages in activities that require her to bring her A game.
It made me think of all the things I do where “good enough” is good enough and all the things where my A game is needed (but yuck, I’d rather not).
I have been on a mission over the years to make sure things on both of those lists are near zero.
Life is too short.
Before I go to bed every night I ask myself how I want to participate in the world the next day.
Not just the things I want to do but how I want to be. How am I going to invest my energy and where am I going to bring my A game?
This is also a short list—but it’s a list I’m passionate about.
Now, in order to have such a list I had to give up a lot.
- Following orders because it’s easier than speaking up
- Making choices based on fear
- As well as a host of small and large energy suckers and time wasters.
I know, really huge sacrifice. But what I get in return is pretty awesome.
- Feelings of peace and well being
- A sense that I am doing what I was brought to earth to do.
I know it sounds simple. But it starts by courageously asking our self why we do all the things we think we have to do and be that prevent us from being and doing what we’ve always dreamed of.
Pick one thing today that you are zombie walking through and eradicate it from your life. Just drop it, give it to someone else (who digs it) or find someway to transform it into something you love.
Experiment with this until your list of yuck becomes a list of HELL YES.
Your life is meant to be one of HELL YES and NOTHING LESS!