We all expend energy at some time or another. Exercise demands more physical energy than reading a book. Reading requires mental energy for comprehension.

Regardless of the type of energy required, we will generally expend just enough to get by. Going through the motions makes us feel like we “did it”, and therefore no one can give us a rough time about being negligent. We do this when we feel that what we do makes little difference, or when we think that no one will notice our extra contribution anyway  – unless of course we are passionate about what we are doing…that is when we start to spend discretionary energy. Discretionary energy is the over and above fuel, the kind that necessitates a us deciding to allow or discipline its release.

What level of energy are you currently expending in what you do? Have you bought into believing that what you do makes no difference, or that no one will notice anyway?

More to follow…