Tunneling Is a Superpower

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Tunneling is the ability to focus like a laser for long periods of time. When you Tunnel, you ignore almost everything else. Some refer to Tunneling as being in a state of Flow.

The ability to concentrate your focus, to engage in Tunneling, for long periods of time, is a hallmark of most self-made millionaires

When you pursue something you are very passionate about, you are able to tap into the awesome power of Tunneling. This is because passion unleashes Emotional Energy, rather than Willpower Energy.

Willpower Energy is limited because it is fueled by glucose manufactured by the body from your food intake.

Conversely, Emotional Energy is an almost unlimited source of energy because it is fueled by ketones and glycogen (glucose stored in the liver and muscles), rather than the two to three hours of glucose you get from the food you eat.

This is why, when you are in the flow, when you are Tunneling, your ability to focus intently can last for many hours at a time, for many days at a time, for many weeks and even for many years.

Find your passion and you will unleash your incredible Tunneling powers.

Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner and author of “Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life”, Effort-Less Wealth, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, Rich Habits Poor Habits and “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.”



  1. Maria Rossoto on November 8, 2023 at 10:39 AM

    Interesting! I didn’t know, nor ever thought about, the energy sources for different types of focus. Thank you for that info.