How to Do What You Love - Deepstash

As kids, playing was described as fun while work was pretty much defined as not-fun. In school, it was implied that work was monotonous because it was in preparation for grownup work. Grownups a...

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How to Do What You Love

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Keep in mind this question: How much are you supposed to enjoy what you do? If you underestimate your answer, you'll tend to stop searching too early.

Liking your work does not me...

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  • Don't worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends.
  • Don't worry about prestige. Prestige is the opinion of the rest of the world. If you do anything well enoug...

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Although doing work you love takes less discipline, finding work you love does usually require discipline.

  • Plenty of successful people did things that seemed to be disappointing...

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  • The organic route: As you become more respected in your sphere, you gradually increase the parts of your job that you like at the expense of those you don't. This route is m...

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When you're deciding what to do, you have to operate on incomplete information. 

  • Unless you are fairly sure what to do, choose a type of work that could turn into either an organic ...

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