When thinking about investing most people think about money. Which in a sense is true, you can invest money. However there are more ways to invest that are in my opinion far more important. You invest these concepts daily. Concepts such as time, energy and/or love. All important players in life. Especially when chasing your dreams.
You invest time in building and realizing your dreams, you use energy to actively work on your plans. Last but not least you have to somehow love what it is you are working on. See how those three are connected with each other? Obviously money is a player as well but that is for another post. Where I want to go with this is that it might not seem so obvious that you are investing those three concepts in making your dream come true, but you are.
Which brings me to another train of thought. How are you investing those concepts? If you have read the post ‘’What do you do all day’’ you have already made a start in thinking about these concepts just not in these terms. Let us for this post narrow it down to just one concept. Energy. ‘’What are you giving your energy to? ‘’. Now do not only think about the things that you actively do but also consider the simple things that often get overlooked. Like the energy put in a conversation. Has the conversation really ended or has it gone on in your head?
Something like that can really drain your energy. Even if you do not notice directly. If you are giving all these potentially wrong things your energy than you are going to be left with insufficient energy for the things that you actually want to give your energy to. Consider it for a moment. Has it happened that you postponed something to another day because of fatigue? What caused the fatigue? The important things or the drainers as I like to call them? I bet it was the drainers.
My tip for this one it rather simple, make a list of the things that consume the most energy. Evaluate the list, are they worth the energy they take? Yes, then keep them. No, a solution needs to be found for them to either be done with less energy or not at all.
Give the wrong things your energy and you will be left empty handed.