Life Lessons from Motorcycles – 5 Principles for Generating Epic Energy

Enjoy this excerpt from Life Lessons from Motorcycles, 75 Tips for Generating Epic Energy. Download the entire ebook for free.

Generating Epic EnergyThe following five principles underpin the tips that follow, forming the framework upon which to achieve your maximum potential.

  1. Make wise choices. Practice self-discipline. You get the most energy out of your motorcycle engine by keeping it tuned, caring for it, feeding it the right ingredients, and using it for the purpose it was built for. You can’t control everything that happens around you in life, but you can choose how you care for yourself and how you respond to situations that are outside of your control.
  2. Operate from a place of power. Like a motorcycle engine, you have untapped power within you, and resources around you that are ready to help. Work from this place of strength, confident in your ability to accomplish whatever is asked of you. The outcome may not always turn out as you expect, but learn the lesson and move on.
  3. Slow down. Excessive speed causes your bike to be less fuel-efficient. Slow down and smell the clover. Life has much to offer right in the moment you’re in. There’s no need to rush through it.
  4. Make an effort. If you blaze down the road, you miss the details in the surrounding scenery. It’s easy to rush though life, oblivious to what’s going on around you and missing the present. Being present takes intention, energy, and action. At the same time, it helps you recharge, retrench, and redirect energy on thoughts and behaviors that help you fulfill your purpose.
  5. Take risks. Your spirit thrives on adventure, freedom, and independence, all qualities you experience when you ride. It also gets energized through positive relationships, like those within the community of like-minded others you find in motorcycling. These things don’t happen unless you’re out there taking action. The more you push your comfort zone and realize what you’re capable of, the greater the joy, feeling of fulfillment, and energy that are generated.

Let your motorcycle teach you how to generate energy and unleash your potential. It’s simple once you see it, and you wonder how you could have missed it for so long.



Healer, author, and motorcycle aficionado Liz Jansen combines her artistic mediums to create stories that inspire readers to embark on their own journey of self-discovery. No helmet or jacket required.

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