Skip to content

Success Thought of the Day – 7/9/20

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately… and see if I could not learn what it had to teach. – Henry David Thoreau

Last weekend I accidentally began watching “Alone,” a survival series on the History channel. The plot is simple. Ten contestants are dropped off on an island, must live off the land, and be the last person standing to win. They must build shelter, find food, manage through the elements, deal with the wildlife, etc.

The contestants have survivalist skills and tend to focus on their caloric burn and intake, carefully prioritizing how they use their energy. They constantly measure how much they do each day against how much food they consume … which is usually not enough. In fact, most contestants leave the island, voluntarily or by mandate during medical check-ins, due to starvation.

To thrive in your career and life for that matter, the same principle applies, calories are simply units of energy and thus you are subject to the same replenishment cycle. Further, time is a limited commodity that you cannot replenish.

Take a lesson from these survivalists, carefully prioritize the use of your precious energy and time. The first can be difficult the replenish, the second you do not get back.

Lfie

4 Ways Lifelong Learning Makes You A More Amazing You

Continuous Education

Discover These Top 10 Continuous Education Methods To Level Up at Work

Goal Setting

Unlock Your Success: 7 Goal Setting Tips Every College Grad Should Know

Soft Skills

Top 10 Soft Skills To Take Your Career to The Next Level In 2025

Financial Literacy

4 Benefits of Teaching Financial Literacy and How to Get Started Today