Establishing in our mind just what it was the drained us, there is little doubt because we know.
When days do the reverse of that, when they pump us up and fill us with energy – that shot of adrenaline doesn’t usually come from satisfaction of having our head down/butt up for hours on end, but rather it flows from something momentary and immediate. I notice this often, but lately I’ve been paying attention, observing more carefully what the event/moment was and how much energy flow from it.
It is that phone call or meeting – when someone says ‘yes’ or ‘go ahead’, when resistance evaporates or support flows in. The time and energy it took someone to say yes, or maybe or some form of ‘well, it wasn’t a NO’ – is miniscule, but it’s impact enormous.
Today might not be your epiphany, grande-lift or celebration day – but it could be someone else’s, and the power to give that boost to them might rest with you. So, if someone is waiting for a decision form you, make a decision. If someone needs direction, give direction. If someone needs support, give support. Pick up the phone, reach out a hand – speak up and speak out in support of something or someone. It will take you less than five minutes. And it will make their day.
So, are you going to do one of those today?
Or, are you going to do one an hour?
It isn’t the heavy lifting they need from you, it’s just a little encouragement (or a lot), so give some, give a lot.