How to Channel Energy for a Long Term Project I would start a new project, excited and pumped up, forget to eat, work like a dog (a happy dog, at that), only to lose interest come next month. Hell, I’m still like that. But I’m making progress; I’m learning, improving, keeping momentum, and in 5 months I’ll be a whole lot better. Slowly but surely I am overcoming my flaw. The bursts of energy are great, and the passion is invigorating, but it’s not sustainable. But anything worth a damn requires persistence. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and if you lose interest after only a day, you’ll never build Rome. Here’s a formula to channel your energy over a long period of time, so that you can produce something of value and build a legacy beyond your time on this piece of rock flying through the sky. Desire + Planning + Faith + Decision + Persistence That’s it. That’s all you need to build your Rome. These principles are better explained and outlined in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, which I highly recommend to read if you plan on making something of your life. That being said, respect your Tao. Respect the natural flow of your work and the massive results you’ve gotten through that method of work. Don’t fight against the current of the river, but certainly paddle.