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True Sustainable Energy


ImageFor my first blog of the new year I will muse on the subject of passion.

Sustainable is a big buzz word with government know-it-alls these days.

We need sustainable energy.

We have unsustainable spending.

I hate borrowing buzz words from a group that can’t even “sustain” an approval rating in the double digits (I’m looking at you, Congress 6%). But…

A truly sustainable energy source is human passion. Anything we enjoy doing we do often. We may get tired, but we don’t grow weary. Filing reports at work may give you a headache. That is a daily activity that you can grow weary of quickly. But an avid stamp collector doing similar tedious and intricate work going through stacks of envelopes is excited to do it.

A popular expression, which I just this moment found out is from Neil Young is “Better to burn out than rust out.” The truth is, you will never burn out when you have passion. When someone says that they are burnt out with work, with exercise, with bowling, with life; their problem is not physical, it’s mental.

They’ve lost their passion. They’ve rusted out. And often it’s because they gave it too little effort rather than too much.

Do not fear burning out. This year make a high and holy resolution to live with more passion in your life.

Author: Matt_S_Law

Matt S. Law is an author focusing on success principle and motivational books. He was born, raised and currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2 thoughts on “True Sustainable Energy

  1. That’s exactly what I’ve planned to do in 2014, although I’ve kind of planned to channel my anger…guess I could reframe it as passion and be a lot more positive. A wonderful start to your blogging year – thank you and Happy New Year.
    PS. I am quite shocked at how low Congress’s approval rating is. Politics seems pretty broken everywhere in the world right now.

    • Yes, be more positive! :o)
      After all you can only be angry about something that you are passionate about. Just make sure that you channel that energy someplace worthwhile. Here’s a hug from halfway around the world. Have a blessed year.

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