How many times have you seen the E = mc^2 formula and
wondered what it might mean to you?
Old Einstein had a lot more up his sleeve than fancy algebraic equations. This particular “thought experiment” still inspires discoveries of various sorts throughout the world today.
Let’s jump back to earlier days in Albert’s lab – a man standing at the blackboard [chalkboard] is furiously pacing up and down in his mind trying to find a symbolic representation for the entity known as energy.
He stops, screams Eureka! and proceeds to write those famous symbols, Energy is equal to Mass [m] multiplied by the speed of light [c] to the second power. The world hears of his breakthrough and begins throwing laurel wreaths in his path, everywhere he goes he is hailed as a hero, and the rest is history – or is it prologue?
In the social realm, we can easily recognize energy. We can see it appearing, we can perceive it happening, we feel its presence, we know it by what it does. We all are affected by the work it performs in every area of our lives.
What can we do as leaders, managers and workers in a time when change forces us to shift gears at the speed of light, and alter the shape of our mass at a moment’s notice?
How are we supposed to generate, supply and sustain creative energy under those crazy circumstances?
What Can Energy Do For Me?
You can use your energy to become a force or an influential factor in your daily situations. The energy of your knowledge, your mental attitude and of your work patterns enable you to find solutions, create new opportunities and inspire others.
In a word, your energy is what you use to convert, produce, deliver, create, sustain, maintain, manage, inspire, elevate, resolve, extend, facilitate, nurture, nourish, starve, empower, insure or ensure, impact, affect, color, portend, imagine, suppress, reverse, challenge, model, interrogate, accept, impress, retard, propel, impede, impose, rectify, amplify, shape, craft, electrify, energize, synergize, or transcend things like information, circumstances and possibilities.
Where Should You Focus or Apply your Energy?
There are many places you can direct your energies to, here are a few of them :
=> the status quo – the existing state of affairs
=> the next growth opportunity
=> the future possibility
=> the problem or circumstance
=> the dream, scope or hope
=> the vision or imaged object
=> the human skill, talent, ability or potential
=> the revolution or evolution
=> the resource or thing
=> the decision or solution
=> the reformation or transformation
=> the restoration or sustainability
=> the inertia of the moment – the tendency for things to
remain as they are
What Ever Happened To “m” and “c”?
So what is Mass? It is your skills, experiences, talents, competencies and education.
What is the speed of light squared – it is your development as a leader who either strongly or weakly desires to
=> “Push the envelope”,
=> Challenge the status quo,
=> Dance to the eternal song of the heavens,
=> Take the gamble against the fates,
=> Embrace life with open hearts and open arms,
=> Hope for the very best,
=> Look for the silver lining,
=> Dream the impossible dream,
=> Dare to stand on the shoulders of giants,
=> Seek first the Kingdom of God and His judgment of
There is darkness and there is light – whichever one you choose to live inside you will determine the amount and quality of the energy you show to the world.
Do you work with other people? Do you have to present your ideas or explain your knowledge to others?
Would you like to experience the kinds of breakthroughs that can help you energize your life, work and relationships?
97% of CEOs report they would like to see more energy in their people, in fact many CEOs believe 26% of their workplaces are really “asleep at the wheel”!
You can begin today to charge your batteries and crank up the juice of your personal power generator.
“There is no limit to what you can imagine. And with commitment, with effort, what you can imagine you can become. Put your mind to work for you. Believe that you can do it. The world will tell you that you can’t. Yet, in your belief you’ll find the strength, you’ll find the ability, to
do it anyway.” –Ralph Marston
If you follow Marston’s advice, you will be that energetic, uplifting, inspirational leader people will always be drawn to.