I am struck by the word “metabolism.” It’s such a great word. It denotes a process in which an organic system transforms inputs and raw materials into energy. Our bodies take proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and transform them into tissue and stored energy. An “increased metabolism” is one in which this transformation process is occurring at an elevated rate.
My work life has a metabolism as well. I take the raw materials of ideas, knowledge, experience, responsibilities, and expectations and transform them into service, relationships and results. An “increased metabolism” in this realm would be to produce more energy and more results. That is my theme for the week.