Suck the life out of your day

It is a good thing. Yes, when you can crawl into bed at the end of your day, and know that you have truly sucked every moment out of your day. You have been present.

I like to think of it as absorbing every molecule of life. The good, the beautiful, the ugly, the stinky. Absorb. What an interesting word. It makes me think of a sponge and how when it attracts water to it, it expands and becomes absorbent. When it does not have liquid, it contracts and dries up. A sponge is such a great analogy to sucking the life out of your day. If you do not fill your day with items of interest and engagement you start to wither and dry up.

Think about all the things in your day that you are passionate about, the things that inspire and give you energy. Did you come up with what that is for you? Is it helping people, pushing them to see life differently? Or is it designing the best new innovative product? What energizes you? Whatever it is, when you feel that passion and energy, that means your sponge is filled. It has absorbed the energy, and there is an urgency within you.

Urgency. Now that is another topic of interest. When you feel passion for what you are doing, when you are engaged, you feel a sense of urgency. You want to make things happen. You want to move people to look at their life differently. You want to launch that new technology that will change lives. You absorb and suck the life out of your day. You live and breathe all that you stand for, and you make things happen.

Suck the life out of your day.

6 thoughts on “Suck the life out of your day

  1. Your analogies are spot on. The one, however, that really piqued my interest was your assessment of urgency. The light bulb clicked on. You are so right that when we are engaged in something that we are passionate about, there is this intense desire to make something happen, now. For those of you that can’t pinpoint your passion, this feeling of urgency is a perfect barometer for just that. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank you for sharing! Someone shared with me this week that when they think of urgency and passion they also think of ambition. I liked that too.

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