[dropcap cap=W]hen I first read The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr two years ago, my first thought was: I canâ€™t wait to tell 22,000 of my closest friends about it.[/dropcap]
But I did wait. Only two years later (and four additional books on the subject of personal energy), am I finally writing about it in INSTORE (Life Lift, page 74). While resolutions should be made any day or instant, having this appear in January makes sense.
The principles outlined in â€śLife Liftâ€ť arenâ€™t for everybody. But it is the best program I can think of for someone who yearns to do big things, yet occasionally finds himself losing energy, seeking motivation and feeling like he wants to do anything aside from the thing that pays the bills.
For the past couple of years, I have been my own test subject. Though I believe in these principles, I canâ€™t promise miracles. I havenâ€™t written a book yet. I have gotten into shape ... and fallen out of shape â€” a half-dozen times. My work has been good on occasion, less good on others. Iâ€™ve had more great ideas than usual, and the quality of my thinking feels higher. But most important, my life is happier when Iâ€™m living by these principles, and less happy when Iâ€™m not.
Read with an open mind. And if it doesnâ€™t quite convince you, go back to the original sources and see if they can complete the job.
This year, above all, I wish you the energy to do big things.
Wishing you the very best in business!
[span class=note]This story is from theÂ January 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]