Q: Passion or fear? Which is your fuel of choice?
Much is being made of fuel economy these days. Average efficiency for American cars is about 22 MPG. In comparison, a drag racer only gets about 0.15 MPG. But, that's different fuel with a different purpose.
Our personal fuel affects our efficiency too. Many of us operate on the cusp of panic out of fear of failure, disappointment, or deadlines. Well, the fuel of fear, like in the dragster, has its use but is best kept for things like dealing with an unforeseeable crisis or running from bears. Fear is terribly inefficient.
The fuel of meaningfulness is much better for day-to-day energy. Formulated to keep us cruising easily for long periods of time, the fuels of meaning, commitment and passion allow us and our teams to get so much more done with much less effort.