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There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose.
-- William M Bulger


The MONTHLY Motivator - February 2017


Raise your energy level

Where do you find the energy to move forward? It is all around you, in every situation and occurrence. There is energy in joy, and there is also energy in frustration. There is energy in peace, and energy in sadness as well. All of it is energy that you can choose to direct toward positive purposes. The particular source of the energy is not nearly as important as what you decide to do with it. There is no end to the supply of raw energy coming into your life. And you have the opportunity to make meaningful use of it all. If your life has no guiding purpose, all that energy, coming from so many directions, will keep you in a constant state of turmoil. Or, you can harness that energy and let it all move you powerfully toward the fulfillment of your dreams.

If you wanted to raise your level of energy, what would you think about? What would you say, how would you act, how would you carry yourself, and what things would you focus upon? Imagine being filled with so much positive energy that it overflows into the world around you. Think about exactly how that would make you feel. Would you like to boost your energy level right now? You have everything necessary to do exactly that. For in any and every moment, your energy level depends on the choices you make.

The way you think and act and speak and feel all contribute to the amount of energy you have to work with. A beautiful, genuine smile, for example, puts you at a much higher energy level than an angry scowl. Focusing on your highest vision gives you greater energy than filling your mind with worry, judgment and envy.

To get even more energy in your life, use it. Get yourself started, and the energy will start flowing. The most powerful and sustainable energy does not come from outside sources. The energy you use to effectively get things done comes from the purpose that is inside you. When you’re engaged in something truly meaningful, there’s no need to search for the energy to do it. That energy is with you in great abundance. To plug any activity into your energy source, connect it to your authentic purpose. When you know without a doubt why it is important, you’ll find everything necessary to get it done. The more useful and valuable things you do with your life, the more energy you’ll have available for even greater accomplishments. So don’t sit around waiting for enough energy to get going. Get yourself moving and you’ll create the energy necessary to keep you in motion. Do you just not feel like doing anything? That’s the time when you can make the biggest positive difference for yourself by going ahead and taking action anyway. In ways small and large, your world right now is filled with opportunities to make a difference. Take the initiative. The only thing you need to take the first step is your decision to do it. Take that first step and put momentum solidly on your side. If you think you can’t do it, stop thinking and start doing. The smallest positive action can begin to erase even the biggest doubt and will get plenty of energy flowing.

Go ahead and switch on the power to your life. Look back just long enough to remember what you treasure most, then go ahead and expand upon those treasures. When you feel an excuse coming on, crush it under the weight of your desire to move forward. When you meet up with a challenge, delight in your ability to improve your way through it. This is your opportunity to taste life’s sweetness more fully than ever before. This is your moment to make a positive difference that will forever add value and meaning to the universe. This is a day in which you can experience your passion from a new and empowering perspective. Surprise yourself and be delighted at how authentically beautiful you are.

Choose with your thoughts and actions to lift yourself up. Then make it all exponentially more wonderful by lifting up another, and another. Go ahead and fully feel the white-hot energy and marvelous uniqueness of being you.

Keep in mind that taking positive action in one area of your life can lead to surprising improvements in many other areas of your life. For you are one whole person, and anything you do makes a difference in everything you are. It all matters and it all affects you. The life you experience is the sum of every thought, every word spoken, every gesture and every effort. If you find it difficult to be positive about one particular area of your life, then be extraordinarily positive about other areas of your life. That additional positive energy will spill over into all of your world.

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--Ralph Marston

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