THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT –The only thing that can turn your life from barren land to a green valley.Yes that’s the book one should look up to when you feel like you are lacking something in your life but you are unable to know it.And if you don’t feel anything like that even than you must read this book at least once.
Theme of The power of full engagement
This book is a treasure of Big ideas that we can apply in our lives ,to live our lives at full swing.The author of this book – Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz have done a detailed research with great athletics and have come up with a set of ideas and techniques or tools to help ‘corporate athletes’ to function at their full potential.
They have focused on the fact that :- “Energy, not time,
is the fundamental currency of high performance.”
They have scientifically proved that not time but in today’s world,managing energy is the sole key to achieve high performance,health,happiness and most importantly life balance.
Some of these genius hacks are listed down:-
The principles of the power of full engagement
- We must separate our energy among four separate yet somehow related source of life-physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
- As everything in this world gets exhausted from overuse and diminishes from under-use,so does ENERGY. We must balance energy expenditure.
- In order to achieve something extra ordinary you must do something extraordinary.We have to raise the normal limits to a higher bar.
- Highly specific routines for managing energy plays a crucial role in managing and sustaining energy.
We must divide our life into ‘series of sprints’.
We must put all our efforts and energy in the task in our hands. And must not worry about anything other than that.When that task is finished .Take another one and put all your energy into it.
EVERYTHING GOT RHYTHM
All the things in this world from a big planet to a small clock works in a definite set of rhythm and that’s exactly what a human being need in his life-RHYTHM
Loehr and Schwartz discuss one way the pulse of life has been applied to our lives:
“The concept of maximizing performance by alternating periods of activity with periods of rest” was first advanced by Flavius Philostratus (A.D. 170–245), who wrote training manuals for Greek athletes. Russian sports scientists resurrected the concept in the 1960s and began applying it with stunning success to their Olympic athletes. Today, ‘work-rest’ ratios lie at the heart of
periodization, a training method used by elite athletes throughout the world.”
Thus,PERIODIZATION matters as much as the performance.
IT’S THE BREAK THAT MATTERS
This books talks about that it doesn’t matter what you do on the battleground,the result is generated from what you do while you are not on the battleground.
It is a tiny yet important fact that we all tend to ignore and pay bigger consequences.
WATER IS THE SOURCE TO OUR ENERGY
We all are familiar with the importance of water.But what if I tell you that water plays role in leading a happy life. Physical energy is the most used form of energy.Approx everything we do needs physical energy and water is the constant supplement to the physical energy.
To keep the bar of physical energy always high, our two brilliant authors focuses on small yet important activities like drinking water,having enough sleep,eating breakfast and having 5-6 small meals throughout your day.
Follow these simple steps and see yourself how energized you feel.
TURNING OFF THE IDIOT BOX
We all waste a huge amount of our mental energy in watching television,which neither gives us benefits nor gives us nutrients.
Nowadays we humans have a tendency that in order to relax we start watching TV but some Researchers such as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi have found that prolonged television watching is actually correlated with increased anxiety and low-level depression.
So turn off your TV .Go for a walk instead.Spend some time with nature..
TO INDULGE IN EMOTIONS FULLY
We generally believe that a person can either be happy or sad ,can either be rude or sweet,can either be completely wrong or completely right.
But why play these either ,or game??
Suppose your friend is selected for some championship but you were not .You are happy for your friend but at the same time you are sad for yourself too.You can feel two oppsite emotions at a simple point of time.And that’s what this idea is all about.
It’s not a war that we have to pick sides. This part of the power of full engagement is to work out on our emotional muscles and learn to hold and understand BOTH the sides of coin.
Will it be that difficult?? You have to try to answer it.
I AM NOT THAT
Okay!so list out all the qualities you hate in anyone.Done?
And just once be truthful to yourself and analyze yourself.
Do you know it’s a scientific proven fact that those qualities that are unacceptable to us are actually a representation to the repressive side of ourselves.We generally hate those qualities in others that we can not accept in ourselves.
Now do not say it’s not true.Deep down me and you,we both know that.
What is intrinsic or extrinsic motivation?
Well,extrinsic motivation can be explained as wanting more of something that we already have.
You know like money,power,fame,love anything but intrinsic motivation is doing something to get the satisfaction out of it.You know when you do something that may not earn you money but provide you some deep satisfaction well.That’s that.
If your future goals have all the things related to extrinsic purpose and not even a single intrinsic purpose.Maybe you really need to take a look at it again..
Inner satisfaction is the most important factor for a happy and healthy life.
PRECISION IS NEEDED
We all need to be specific in timing and precise in our behavior to increase our chances to success.You see it’s easy to make a dish if you have it’s recipe but it’s easier if the recipe also includes the timing it need to bake,the quantity of material to be used.
If you know when ,where and how. then it’s easier to accomplish the task.So always set a date for important and big things and see how work will be done in a better manner.
The word ‘ritual’ in itself exhibit a form of compulsion to perform in a definite and structured manner. The idea of positive ritual is to focus on all your energy . On the meaningful things in your life and use a very little proportion of your energy . To this that don’t matter.See so easy!
And this book have millions of ideas like these.
It’s definitely a book to read to make your life better than before. In today’s fast changing world where time is limited. Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz have given us ENERGY . As a new factor that can influence our success and that is-THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT.
This is just a glimpse of the real big show. To read the complete novel you can buy from here….
Trust me! You will thank me later!