When I’m tired and low on energy, even the best things in life don’t bring me joy. I never understood this for years. I regularly kept asking myself “Why am I not enjoying my work today?”
It’s because I was low on energy on those days. Looking back, I don’t understand why I didn’t get this earlier. It’s so obvious. Energy is everything. It matters more than status, power, and even money. Jerry Seinfeld, who has all those things, said the following in an interview:
“I think money is great. But physical and mental energy is the greatest riches of human life.”
In the interview, he mentions multiple times that he derives most satisfaction from doing good work and feeling good. He says there’s nothing better than a good day’s work.