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Chapter 2: Generate energy

If you ever want to get more done, you don’t need to buy some new app or organize your papers better. It’s less about doing email better and more about doing energy better.

Energy is enduring mental, physical, and emotional vibrancy. Positive energy helps to better maintain focus, effort, and personal well-being.

Often people don’t care enough about what kind of energy they produce. They burn themselves out trying to succeed. Eventually, this neglect always backfires and significantly reduces performance. Having a low level of energy always means you don’t have the power to get involved in deep focused work and practice other high-performance habits.

Your energy level isn’t fixed, and it isn’t totally determined by personal characteristics. It can be improved with deliberate practices that are focused on developing mental stamina, physical energy, and positive emotions.

Actions to take

Bring joy.