Complaining expends an enormous amount of energy. Do you remember a time when you go so mad you were shaking, your face turned red, hands were clenched into fists, and you cursed and ranted to no avail? Energy is energy. There is no difference in it being energy whether it is energy created out of rage, creativity, laughter, passion, love, etc. It also is either positive or negative energy, but still energy. Obviously, the outcomes of this energy will vary depending on how you direct it, as well as what comes back to nip you in the butt or reward you like Aladdin.
Okay, so they tell you can move mountains.. well lets get real you can’t move mountains unless you have several nuclear warheads. You can proverbially move mountains though with how your energy focuses. So too, with energy you can create amazing outcomes. Here is the skinny on energy: emit and create negative energy and you get negative results. Here’s an example: how many times have you seen someone get fighting mad at someone and take a swing? Does the other person fight back? What about someone yelling at someone else? Have you ever witnessed the other person yelling back and finally getting into a shouting match to get one up on the other?
Lets take positive energy.. there was an insurance commercial I saw where people were paying it forward as the ripples in the water spread out and touched others. Ever see an accident where someone courageously dived right into a smoldering rubble to help unearth those who may be buried, but others stood a watched until that one person took action? When some brought you dinner, gave you a present, do you feel compelled to reciprocate? This is like energy at work.
In hearing about organizations withdrawing funds to support what they stand for, donors got mad and started blogging and posting to social networks about their unhappiness. Where is this all going? Its good to inform others but there is more that can be done that actually would make that angry person feel better about themselves than venting won’t.
Let me share this important fact about our modern society and US businesses and non-profits alike.. Other than its labor force money is the source of all business sustainability and growth, whether for or non-profit. Although some entities may have a great purpose helping or serving others the bottomline is without funding they will go bust and shut down. What this means instead of using your energy in a negative manner by just complaining, take your money and donate to the organization you believe in and whose mission you truly support that was cut off by the organization you hoped was funding the smaller one. You’d be surprised how money talks and BS walks. Aren’t a donor, don’t have the money? How about volunteering to help champion the abused and struggling or create awareness not by complaining but showing the good in what supporting a worthy initiative.
You can apply this principle to every part of your personal and business life. Be productive with your energy, make it positive and like a boomerang it will come back to you in rewarding ways. Use your energy negatively and with selfish intent and that is exactly the circle of people and results you will get back, as your energy will attract like energy.
On September 14–16, 2012 on a 1,150 acre property of pristine forest with hiking trails and waterfalls flowing with high natural energy there will be the nation’s largest and first indoor/outdoor festivals and retreats of its kind for spiritual awakening and holistic health, as well as fitness and health. If you are serious about how you can create more positive energy in your life despite all the negative, you should check it out. The website will go live in mid February 2012 and is at http://festivalforchange.com.
Location is nestled between NYC and Woodstock, NY.
Something to think about.. you can either be the solution, or you can be your life’s own biggest challenge.