Physical Energy is our Greatest Resource & Competitive Advantage
How often do we walk around with the proverbial tunnel vision, because we are so busy we are not even trying to see what's beyond it? I know for myself, as a single mother, there were times in my life, when I felt like I was on auto-pilot "get ready for work. . . get the kids up and out the door . . .work, work, work . . . stopping to pick up fast food as you race home to pick up the kids for their dance class . . . come home . . . collapse . . . repeat! I had the belief that to have a better life meant work, work, work. Well you know what they say hind-sight is 20/20, that belief short changed me in other areas of my life. A balanced life isn't necessarily having perfect balance in all areas, it is essential to take time to figure out what is most important and choosing to commit the time and energy towards creating more satisfaction and fulfillment.
When you think of getting the most out of life, most people think of more time, consider what it would be like to have more energy. There are four core energy resources: Physical (exercise, eating, sleeping, renewal), Mental (focus), Emotional (happiness) and Spiritual (meaning & purpose). These resources work in collaboration to optimize our performance in what ever roles we are engaged. To experience their full potential it is necessary to stretch and develop them just as we would with any other muscle in our body. Other wise we are short changing ourselves from achieving dynamic levels of success at work, home and in the world.