“One of the important qualities that I think is often overlooked is just energy. It’s vitality, and sort of a life force that some people have and others don’t.” Doris Kearns Goodwin
Energy is something that works. It surrounds us, we can feel it from others and our animals and even from environments. Ever walk into a place and simply felt like it’s exactly where you belong because it “felt” right?
Doris, the author of the quote above is incorrect on one count. People may overlook energy and most people don’t understand energy as well as they could. but I disagree that some don’t have energy.
What is energy?
noun 1. the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.
What seems apparent is that some people (not you or me of course) have a little negative energy.
They spread this negative energy around, and we can feel it.
What gives you energy? For me, it’s my animals. When my dog greets me with enthusiasm and joy my energy level rises.
When I climb on my horse the energy between us infuses me with happiness.
And conversely, when I am around a naysayer, someone complaining or disgruntled, my goal is to place an invisible shield between us so I am not brought down.
What energy do you bring out in others? Have you ever thought about it? Why not think about it now? And determine to shift or keep your energy into positive, wonderful vitality?
It’s within your power. Let me know how it goes!
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Shawna Schuh, CSP
Helping leaders evolve.
Executive Coach, Speaker, Columnist & Author