“Keep your face always towards the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
Recently, I finished reading a great book by Jon Gordon – The Energy Bus. It’s a quick read full of positive ideas. In the book Jon Gordon explores and discusses many of the elements needed for both individual and team success. Through a story he very clearly demonstrates how important it is to be positive and overcome negativity in one’s life. Negativity is a power thief that will steal you blind of all your energy if you let it.
In today’s stressful fast paced world, we all need help staying focused on what is important and remaining positive even in the face of failure. Negativity will destroy an individual or a team’s chance for success and if left unchecked will destroy any hope for future successes.
The Energy Bus presents the reader ten rules for approaching life with positive energy enabling the possibilities for great success. We all face challenges in life and we all are tested daily. It is easy to let these challenges turn our thought process negative resulting in every ounce of energy being drained. It is foolish to think we never get down but it is even more foolish to think that when we are negative that we can find our way back to being positive without a road-map.
The following ten rules are outlined in The Energy Bus and represent a road-map to a successful positive life. I suggest you get a copy of this book to read and keep for your personal library.
1. You’re the driver of your bus.
2. Desire, vision and focus move your bus in the right direction.
3. Fuel your ride with positive energy.
4. Invite people on your bus and share your vision for the road ahead.
5. Don’t waste your energy on those who don’t get on your bus.
6. Post a sign that says NO ENERGY VAMPIRES ALLOWED on your bus.
7. Enthusiasm attracts more passengers and energizes them during the ride.
8. Love your passengers.
9. Drive with purpose.
10. Have fun and enjoy the ride.
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett