Pass Your Energy Along

Posted April 19, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

I read this quote on Twitter last week, and it more than stuck with me. “Energy is not created or destroyed, it is only transferred.” Now, I don’t know much about actual energy transfer (other than growing up on the plains of North Dakota, which are quickly turning into windmill farms), but I do know a great deal about emotional energy. And when person-to-person energy is taken into account, I think we can all agree with the quote above.

Take anger, for example. Anger is energy. It’s an emotion that comes with an incredible amount of energy. It takes energy to become angry, and it takes energy to remain angry. And that anger is not manifested from thin air, nor is it stopped without effort. To move anger, you have to transfer it. Perhaps you transfer to feelings of forgiveness or complacency. For some, anger is transferred with fists or other attacks. But no matter what, the energy you utilize to become and remain anger must be transferred to move on.

The same is true for good energy. Each day, you transfer your energy, good and bad, to all those around you. When you smile at a stranger on the street, you pass your good energy directly to that person. They’ll take that energy, and hopefully transfer it to another individual in need of positivity as well.

So today, think about the energy you’re transferring to others. You can’t create it or destroy it, but you can transfer it – to other individuals and to your work as well.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."