Where do you derive “energy”?
Here’s the concept I read about in Dr. Henry Cloud’s book – Integrity.
He says that the 2nd Law of physics deals with “entropy”. It says that when a system is left to its own resources, it will cease to grow. If a system isn’t growing, it will begin to die. It will break down over time.
Have you ever walked into an old shed and observed the tools left behind? They are rusted. Tires have lost air. Materials crumble at your touch. Tools left alone decay. That’s entropy.
Cloud says entropy applies to humans as well. If you don’t have a plan to grow, you will decline. Entropy will set in.
Growth comes from adding energy.
Energy comes from reading. New ideas inform our intellect and get stockpiled. They become a source of energy when we try to add them to our daily approach to work.
Energy comes from learning from others. You know what you know. Others can add to your knowledge base as they teach you, train you or inform you. Having a healthy dose of “others” in your life adds energy.
Our body rejuvenated by good sleep and regular exercise renews and freshens our energy.
You get the idea: be active in acquiring energy in your life. Keep growth as a priority.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.