What's your energy 'source' today?
What can you tap into to bring about the motivation to turn what might be another normal day into something more - particularly on a rather cold, grey, misty December morning!
I only pose the questions.
No answers, not for you at least.
Because your 'source' will be different to mine.
But in asking the question, at least we have to consider it.
For me, today, first and foremost it's that I reflect on the things for which I am most grateful. My family, friends, health, work to name a few. In just spending a few minutes with a world class 'attitude of gratitude' can bring a shift in mood and energy.
I've also spent some over the weekend re-connecting to the 'why' I do the work that I do, and when we re-connect with our deeper values and purpose this also shifts energy.
Not doing what I do out of desperation, because I 'have to'.
Not doing what I do out of rationalisation, because I 'should do it'.
But doing what I do out of inspiration, because I 'want' to do it.
In re-connecting with the 'why' I reviewed and tweaked the 'everyball' ethos, for perhaps the 20th time in as many years:
'We are committed to fight for everyball, to run down everyball and to play everyball with courageous purpose. We see everyball as an opportunity to explore, with curiosity and creativity, our potential to become all we can. We know that everyball extends beyond our sport as we learn the fundamental life skills & values of respect, responsibility, reflection and resilience that enable us to thrive in an ever-changing world'
Fight for today, not yesterday or for tomorrow, just for today.
Make it a courageous fight, not seeking to be fear-less, but by overcoming our fears, particularly the four fatal fears:
- Fear of failure
- Fear of being wrong
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of emotional discomfort
Be curious and creative (going as far as you can using all you have got) as you seek to become all you can.
And when it all comes down to it, respect yourself by taking responsibility for 'every ball' that comes your way, and some time to reflect on the things that will help you to harness the energy to continue to 'bounce forward' and make today a masterpiece.
Have a good one ;-)