Have you ever been given the advice to follow your passion? According to Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, that piece of conventional wisdom is nonsense. People who allow passions to direct their decisions tend to make unwise choices. They take risks and make other bad business decisions.
According to Adams, it’s a much safer bet to rely on hard work. Successful entrepreneurs are good at spotting opportunities and working hard to make the business a success. Passion is distracting at best. It’s better to invest your efforts in maintaining your energy levels with strategies such as eating well, sleeping enough, and exercising frequently.
Managing energy levels is like managing a budget. A healthy person, like a healthy company, plans for sustained energy levels over the long haul. The most successful people create systems to elevate their energy levels and learn new skills.
Remember: energy is everything. For more no-nonsense advice from Scott Adams, check out our Instaread on How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.