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Infinite Energy

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Joshua Blais
Joshua Blais

The human being is the fabled “perpetual motion machine”.

For he takes in food and water, and even when this is lacking - turns his love, his passion and his vision into world changing endeavor, art, and an unceasing praise of God.

Yesterday, I didn’t want to get moving.

I was happily lying on the couch reading a book, but there was much to do.

In a month’s time, we will be leaving our current rental for a life on the road. We have to get rid of a lot of things in order to pair down to suitcases and a car on our first step to moving around for a few years; we had errands to run, and this wasn’t going to get done on its own!

So, I got up, started moving, and the energy that I was looking for just sort of “came”.

Most believe that rest will allow them to recharge, but for me, this has never worked.

The only thing that brings me energy is expending energy.

Counter-intuitive, but most people are the same way. I recall Casey Neistat saying that you can forgo an hour of sleep by replacing that hour with exercise. I have found this to be the same for me.

The most energy I ever had was when I was in the gym twice per day, finishing school, and working at the same time - all of this allowed very little time for “R & R”, and it didn’t matter.

As we have discussed before, burn out is not real.

It is just a lack of passion for that which you are doing.

How does one man work 16 hour days and then turn around to do it for years on end, yet another cannot get off the couch? It is because the man that is doing has figured out the infinite energy hack that human beings all have the ability to tap into.

Energy begets energy.

If you use it, more will be given.

For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. — Matthew 25:29, RSV.

Drop and do 50 pushups. When you stand back up you will feel more energized than before.

You now have infinite energy, what you do with it is up to you.