How animated are you?
March 19, 2018

“Is he always like that?”

That’s what my new friend wondered about my old friend. The three of us had just spent the evening with the old friend’s parents, whom I adored.

I can’t remember why we were all together, but there we were…sitting around a tiny kitchen table, howling with laughter. I don’t remember a single thing we talked about. I do remember wondering if I’d survive it, that’s how hard we were laughing.

And, yes. The old friend was always like that. Animated.

Neither gentleman is in the picture now. But they were a study in contrast. They helped me realize what I’m drawn to -- energy -- and what drains me, the lack of it.

Scott Adams says the most important metric to track is personal energy. Protect that fiercely, and you might just have what it takes to slay the next dragon.