/ˈenərjē/, noun: 1. force, vigor; capacity for activity “Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.” Elizabeth Jane Cochrane (Nellie Bly), May 5, 1864 – 1922. 2. (in pl.) individual powers in use “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” Denis Waitley, 1993 – 3. Physics the capacity of matter or radiation to do work “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” Theodore Roosevelt, 1958 – 1919.