“Interesting” Is A Luxury, Elusive And Transient. Or Is It? - Deepstash

“Interesting” Is A Luxury, Elusive And Transient. Or Is It?

Some may question this advice of optimizing for interesting, that it’s a pipe dream or something only the wealthy can do. That’s fair enough — in the short term. But the whole premise of playing the long game is we’re not victims of circumstance. Our current reality isn’t our fixed, eternal reality.

But what if you’ve been working heads down for so long that you’re not even sure what you find interesting anymore? Or you’re stuck or bored in your professional life, or feel confused, or just aren’t sure where to start?

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

What should we do if we’re still figuring out what feels meaningful to us or if we’re drawn to many different things? “Optimize for interesting”, says Dorie Clark, in her new book “The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World”.

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