Success requires physical and mental energy. That’s why high performers in every industry focus their attention on how to generate the energy necessary to succeed. They want to master their physiology, which is one of the six Pillars of High Performance.
Just like a power plant, you have the ability to generate energy. However, you have to get your system—your body—set up to produce energy when you need it. You have to create a power plant.
Since I began studying and implementing high-performance habits and strategies in my life, I have much more energy than before. Over a year ago, I began exercising, changing my eating habits, and consistently supplementing my diet. I also started sleeping more and meditating. Now, I have much higher energy levels. And I can sustain those levels for extended periods of time.
My increased physical and mental energy levels has helped me accomplish an enormous amount of professional goals in a short amount of time, such as conducting 22 interviews in two weeks and finishing a full-length book in two months. It helped me keep up with my workload even after a serious bike ride and to heal quickly. And it helped me attend to my 92-year-old mother after her hip replacement, which required me to be away from home 35 out of 48 days and to keep up with client sessions, blogging and more while I helped her recuperate. It’s also helped me find the energy to pick up hobbies I’d dropped and to be more willing and able to help my family in numerous ways.
On numerous occasions in the last year—actually in the last few months—I’ve needed to increase my energy level achieve my goals. Since I had created the structure—built the plant—I was able to generate that energy on demand.
Increased energy allows you to succeed in all areas of your life, but you need to have the structure in place to generate that energy when you need and want it. You need to build the power plant so you can generate power at will.
Develop the Stamina to Succeed
If you want to succeed in life—personally or professionally, you need stamina, which means heightened and sustained levels of energy. You can’t achieve your goals and dreams if you feel tired, can’t focus your mind, or generally don’t feel good.
You develop stamina with good health habits. For instance, high performers make time to exercise regularly, to sleep seven to eight hours per night, to eat a healthy diet, to drink a lot of water, and to relax.
You might need to work long hours, stand on your feet all day, or focus on a project for extended periods of time. You may need to drum up energy when you return home from work to play with your children, walk your dog, or be present with your significant other. And you could want enough energy in your off time, like on weekends and holidays, to do the things you enjoy, such as hiking, playing tennis, gardening, or sailing.
Without the mechanism to generate that energy when you need it, you will find your engine cutting out, running poorly, or stopping altogether. If you’ve developed the mechanism to generate energy—built the power plant, however, you will know now to turn up the power to do all the things you want or need to do and live your life fully.
Build Up Your Brain Power
Taking good care of your body helps you build up brain power. Your brain is a part of your body, but it has special needs that help it power up when necessary.
To build up brain power, feed your brain what it needs. There are a ton of supplements that can help your brain stay healthy, clear, and prepared to work. (Contact me if you want more information on brain supplements or supplements in general.) Additionally, drinking lots of water and sleeping enough help energize your brain.
Also, meditation helps most high performers eliminate the clutter from their brains, relax, and regenerate. Try just a short two-minute meditation every hour; see how that affects your ability to generate the brain power and creativity you need.
Allowing your brain to rest for a few minutes helps as well. Don’t power through your work day with no breaks. Instead, stop work every 50 minutes. Do a little exercise, breath deeply, and drink water; then return to your job. You’ll find you’ve helped your brain generate a new level of energy, focus, and clarity to complete your work.
Use Your Mind as an Energy Generator
It is possible to generate energy in another way, too. Your mind provides a powerful energizing tool. In fact, you can consciously raise your energy level by mentally willing yourself to do so.
- Close your eyes and feel how much energy you have right now. Rate it on a scale of one to ten with ten being the most energy you could possible experience.
- Imagine your energy increasing. You might need to visualize an engine kicking into high gear, a fire burning more and more brightly, or energy rising up your spine. Any visualization that helps you feel like you are mentally and physically upping your level of energy works.
- Focus on this image for a minute or two. See that energy leveling up…feel it!
- When you done, rate your energy level again. It should have increased considerably.
Be careful what you tell you mind about your energy level. If you continually tell yourself you are tired and worn out, you will be. If, instead, you tell yourself you are strong, energetic, and able to climb tall mountains and run marathons (or whatever you need or want to do), you will be. Your mind believes whatever you tell it—consciously or unconsciously. Tell it “I am tired,” and your body responds to that suggestion. Tell it “I am energized,” and your body responds to that suggestion as well.
Six Essential Energizers
To recap, if you want to have the energy necessary to succeed personally and professionally, incorporate these five essential energizers into your life:
- Eat a healthy and nutritious diet and supplement generally as necessary as well as specifically for brain health.
- Develop and stick to an exercise regimen.
- Stay hydrated by drinking enough water—at least six to eight glass of water per day and more if you exercise a lot or stand on your feet all day.
- Relax and oxygenate your brain with meditation and deep breathing.
- Sleep at least seven hours per night—more if possible.
- Use the power of your mind to help you generate the energy necessary to succeed.
These six essential energizers create the system you need to energize your body or mind on a regular basis.
Make a decision today to prepare your mind and body for heightened and sustained levels of energy. Then put the structure in place so you can generate that energy when you need or want it.
Do you feel like your energy levels are where you’d like them to be? What essential energizers could you put into play to help you succeed? Tell me in a comment.
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