Fire Up Your Energy and Creativity
Seems I get the question about how do I get my passion, or energy up in my life? After asking a few questions, the answer becomes obvious and is really quite simple.
Stimulation of ideas and thoughts triggers your mental mindset and relieves lost energy and particularly your reliance upon the status quo. We find that most people are living their lives in the land of doing everything the same way it has been done in the past.
So what can you do to change your energy and your creativity?
Begin to enter your world of unknown at least once per week.
Confused? Don’t be, since this a great method for increasing your knowledge, creativity and energy – especially for learning more.
Okay, let’s go through the process so you can get prepared.
First, people tend to hang out in their personal land of the known. In other words, it is common to want to have a “safe zone” which is free of any negative emotions and especially uncertainty. Uncertainty appears to be the number one factor in stress, the fear of loss of security and holds our personal anxiety button.
The truth is – if we choose to live in the world of continuous certainty we lose our natural curiosity to find out more about – well, anything. Without a drive to get curious and wonder about things we have questions about – then we will lose all our energy to learn about anything new.
We assignment is – every week you should venture into the World of the Unknown. That’s right. You challenge yourself to move outside your comfort zone and walk into the world of uncertainty and the unknown (at presence).
At first you will run smack into all the negative emotions of doubt, fear, embarrassment, and all the other negative big 15. Yet, as you move further into the land of the unknown, your emotions will get energized with new emotions – success, achievement, learning cool things, pleasant surprises, excitement and happy discoveries.
The key here is as you move out into the land of the unknown, you will learn more things and expand your base of knowledge. You will find greater satisfaction knowing you are growing as an individual.
Every time I have ventured into the land of the unknown, I am pleasantly surprised at all the new information and connections I have made. In fact, as a consultant, this activity has helped me learn about how businesses are run and the history behind so many major innovations in performance management. And, this is only one area of new knowledge.
You need to develop a mindset of natural curiosity and become willing to venture into areas you do not know, understand or realized it was even possible to do some things involved in the world of the unknown.
You will learn an important facet of natural curiosity – the ability to make happy discoveries. That is correct – happy discoveries. I say this because you will be happier when you feel better about yourself and your new level of knowledge. This will also increase your willingness to take new and calculated risks – which is the only way to increase the size and degree of your personal gains.
People who play it “safe” by never taking a chance or are too fearful to get outside their current comfort zone, tend to live a shallow and really un-fulfilling life. These are people who rarely take on a new challenge. And, surprisingly, are the same people who complain about their lives, their jobs and anything else others will listen and respond.
It is your choice as to how active and energetic you become. Curiosity leads to learning new things. In a world where knowledge is doubling every three years – if you are not learning new things then it is highly possible one third of everything you know is becoming obsolete this year. Yikes!
I recommend you speed up your learning and quest for knowledge and understanding – assuming you want to stay ahead of the thundering herd of people who are becoming a drag upon our economy due to a lack of knowledge or skills. This are the people who stopped learning as soon as they got out of school. These are the same people who become angry when others do not take care of them.
Take the high road, get curious, explore your land of the unknown and watch your energy increase, your knowledge increase and your overall happiness in life increase. Happy hunting to you.
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Voss Graham is an Organizational Architect with 30+ years of experience designing sustainable business growth for organizations of all sizes.
Creating the Strategic Focus with the Executive Leadership Teams, he uses Systems & Process to ensure the Drivers for Business Growth are Executed at the Highest Levels. Voss is available as a Speaker for your conferences or company meetings – contact him at 901-757-4434 or use the LinkedIn or Facebook direct messages.