The Power of Positive Energy: Lessons from the Energy Bus

The following are extracts from Jon Gordon's The Energy Bus;



Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.


One of the most important things you could ever realize is that the closer you get to truth, the simpler and more powerful the lessons become.


There is an energy to thought and when you identify what you desire and write down your vision, you begin the process of mobilizing the energy to create the life you want.


If you want to change your situation you must first change your thoughts.


E + P = O

The E stands for events in your life... The P stands for perception and the O stands for outcome. We can't control the events in our life but we can control how we perceive them and our perception and response to the events determine our outcome.


Being grateful floods the body and brain with positive endorphins and emotions and combined with walking is a powerful energy booster.


"I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, I am bound to live up to the light that I have." ~ Abraham Lincoln


The more energy you spend worrying about the people who didn't get on your bus, the less you will have for the people who are on your bus.


If you want to be successful, you have to be very careful about who is on your bus.


Positive energy is like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it gets. The stronger it gets the more powerful you become. Repetition is the key and the more you focus on positive energy the more it becomes your natural state.


When you get excited and enthusiastic about your life and work you bring this powerful divine energy to everything you do, and people notice. They see it and feel it. When you're enthusiastic, people want to get on your bus.


Walt Whitman said that we convince by our presence, and when you are enthusiastic you project an energy that convinces people to get on your bus and stay on your bus.


When you live and work with enthusiasm, people are drawn to you like moths to a light.


Just as the heart radiates energy to every cell you must radiate positive energy and enthusiasm to every member of your team. Most of all teach this to your team. Let them know they, too, can become a Chief Energy Officer. Let them know that anyone can become the heart of the organization because no matter where you are and what you do, when you live and work with enthusiasm people around you will beat to your frequency.


Letting people share their gifts and strengths is real love.


The best legacy you could leave is not some building that is named after you or a piece of jewelry but rather a world that has been impacted and touched by your presence, your joy, and your positive actions.

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