Have you ever wondered WHY, even though you’re currently on a fitness program and currently eating “healthy” foods for your well-being, maybe even getting that “extra hour” of sleep here and there, you’re still run down, tired, frustrated, and all-out exhausted beyond belief at the end of the day?
Ever sat down and really thought about all the things you’re doing for your health, that are supposed to make you more productive, have more energy, and enjoy every second life has to offer? Then end up asking yourself, “If I’m doing all of this, then why in the hell am I so overwhelmed and tired all the time?”
Do you sometimes feel like you’re doing everything in your power to stay in motion, to stay healthy, to be successful in your professional and your personal life, and to ultimately be ecstatically happy… But for some reason, a reason you can’t quite put your finger on, you sometimes feel like you’re barely hanging on, with a small sampling of the personal energy you once had?
Do you sometimes dread waking up the next day to have to do it all over again, even if you like what you’re doing?
Ever feel like you don’t know what to do next to change course?
If you answered Yes to any of the above, then, I’ve got some bad news for you…
You’re likely steeped in personal energy debt.
Chances are you’ve worked hard to be as successful as you are today. Maybe you’ve achieved more than you thought you ever would, in both your business life AND in your personal life – maybe many times over.
And, chances are, you’ve been worn down, even during some of your strongest hours… only to have to pick yourself up over, and over again to keep going.
You’ve always made a strong comeback, every single time because you’re a winner… even if you haven’t achieved some of the goals you think about…
“Blood, Sweat, and Tears” is your silent but driving mantra…
You live and die by this very phrase. And you’re proud of it, as you should be…
But here’s the bad news…
Even though you make a strong comeback, each time you’re worn down, you become increasingly tired with each successive round. Tiredness becomes ‘distress,’ and this low grade ‘distress’ transforms into what most people think of as “burnout,” because they’ve been overspending your personal energy for far too long, and they’re now in what’s called “personal energy debt.”
In debt, you fall into the never ending cycle of picking yourself up to give it another go – time after time again, but you never solve the real problem.
…and “most people” descend into this downward trend or spiral because of one or more of the following reasons:
- They are confused about what gives them energy and what takes it way. There is so much information promising the sun, the moon, and the stars when it comes to increasing personal energy – and most of it is just plain delusional. It keeps you more “caught up” and exhausted, forcing the never-ending downward cycle to repeat itself all because we never learn what proactively creates more energy and how to sustain it.Living in personal energy debt, without an understanding of proactive energy renewal, most of us end up stimulating our way through the day and stay tired all the time.
- They believe the marketing (spin). The fact is that we are living in a “Gotta Have It Yesterday” world that moves fast, and marketing is playing into the desperation this causes for all it’s worth, promising energy, weight loss, and success results that just can’t be achieved “sanely” in the time frame promised.The big guys in the self-help industries play on this desperate emotion with their commercials, their ads, and their propaganda promising fast results — when the raw truth is that most of what they promise is impossible to achieve within the time frame, they claim.Even if it was possible, trying to accomplish too much too fast will sidetrack your life as you attempt to divert your life around goals that aren’t true goals.“Shiny object syndrome” also kicks in here as we learn what appears to be a new thing but is just another way of rehashing ideas that are old by market standards, that take you away from what’s most important to you.
- They get frustrated with the lack of results. Because few market solutions solve the real problem and tend to deal with their symptoms, which is almost always true when a person is experiencing energy debt for example; they end up precisely or not far from where they started.Frustrated and confused unable to take the actions prescribed due to their personal energy debt, they end up searching for the next miracle, the next book, the next program that promises to give them what they wanted – to feel good, to look even better, complete, and utter success – and again it just doesn’t pay off.It’s perfect for the person who created the products and programs, but crappy for the person searching for help.
So it’s not surprising that people fail to get the results they’re expecting. Caught up in operation “money suck” in the face of personal energy depletion, trying to figure it out, they end up throwing in the towel. Then, they end up living miserable until the next magic bullet arrives that doesn’t address the real issue, each time a little more jaded, leaving many of us almost unwilling to put our faith in another attempt.
And if you think I’m describing the “unmotivated,” you’re in for a surprise. In many cases, it’s the highest achieving people who are the most overwhelmed, exhausted and steeped in Personal Energy Debt. The result is paying for success with their health because they’re living on the slippery slope of poor lifestyle habits that is caused by being in debt, personal energy debt.
Does any of this, sound like you?
Again, if you answered, “Yes,“ to any of the questions above, you don’t yet have a proactive energy renewal plan in your life. You are probably living at maybe half your capacity, and it’s likely about time you change course and get one.