by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz (Purchase on Amazon)
A selection of quotes from this book:
Performance, health and happiness are grounded in the skillful management of energy.
Any form of stress that prompts discomfort has the potential to expand our capacity - physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually - so long as it is followed by adequate recovery.
We, too, must learn to live our own lives as a series of sprints - fully engaging for periods of time, and then fully disengaging and seeking renewal before jumping back into the fray.
Every one of our thoughts, emotions and behaviors has an energy consequence.
Creating positive rituals is the most powerful means we have found to effectively manage energy in the service of full engagement.
The limiting factor in building any “muscle” is that many of us back off at the slightest hint of discomfort. To meet increased demand in our lives, we must learn to systematically build and strengthen muscles wherever our capacity is insufficient.
The power of rituals is that they insure that we use as little conscious energy as possible.
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