October 4, 2007

The Dynamics of Work: Energy, Self and Spirit

The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. According to this Harvard Business Review article, energy is a different story.

Defined in physics as simply the capacity to work, this article argues that energy comes from four main wellsprings in human beings: the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. In each, energy can be systematically expanded and regularly renewed by establishing behaviors that are intentionally practiced and precisely scheduled -- in other words, the importance of managing energy over time.


"The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

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