A lot of entrepreneurs I come across tell me how all their problems would fade away if only an angelic investor sprinkled a few bucks on their startup. We love to blame our lack of action on basic resources like money, or time. But in reality, I’ve come to believe the limiting factor is personal energy—how much effort can you put in to accomplish a given task.
Personal energy as a resource should be something you think about, manage and work to maximize. How well your mind and body responds after a sustained period of productivity is dependent on your habits. It’s possible to increase your energy output with the right daily behaviors.
If my cash-strapped entrepreneur friends had more energy (and a bit more drive), they’d be pursuing the capital they need day after day instead of just dreaming about it.