I recently read two things that gave me the idea for this post. The first one is a summary of Disrupt Yourself by Whitney L. Johnson. The second one is the autobiography of Ray Kroc, the man who built McDonald’s. Both of them taught me an important lesson: To move to the next level in life, you may need to disrupt yourself.
It’s great to feel energized throughout the day. You will work with focus and enthusiasm. You will get more done in less time. You will also feel happy about your day. It’s a great state of being. Now, I want to admit that I don’t always feel energized. There are days when I feel the opposite. But I’m glad that there are more good days than bad ones, and along the way I learned some lessons on how to feel energized. Without further ado, here are six things you should do to feel energized throughout the day.
How do you feel about failure? If you are like most people, failure makes you uncomfortable. It’s something you want to stay away from. The fact is: fear of failure is a common type of fear that many people have. I wish I could say that I’m immune to it, but I’m not. Looking back, I can see that I was afraid of failing. I have made progress, but I’m still working on it now. What should we do then? How can we overcome our fear of failure?
We can’t deny the fact that we need money. We need money to pay our bills. We also need it to advance in our lives (e.g. for education). But what is the right way to treat money? How can we live a meaningful life without money worries? I believe this quote by Jonathan Swift gives us a good answer:
I’m a curious person with a wide range of interests. I’m interested in computer programming, writing, personal development, and business. I’m also interested in a few other fields that I haven’t mentioned. A question that often arises in my mind is this: how should I manage these different interests? I recently found an answer by reading a summary of The Da Vinci Curse. The goal of the book is to help those who have many interests but can’t determine which ones to focus on. It includes a framework to help them manage their interests and the corresponding opportunities.
Many people want to live a successful life. Not many, however, are willing to pay the price. I have read the stories of many great people, and they all share common characteristics. In particular, there is one principle that I believe they all follow, whether they realize it or not. The principle is this: Choose the hard way Yes, choose the hard way. When given the choice between the easy way and the hard way, great people consistently choose the hard way.