So Good They Can't Ignore You
Few people have a passion that neatly translates into a career, and following one's passions often leads to misguided career moves. Rather, your satisfaction at work has more to do with your experience with that work rather than the type of work.
To have intrinsic motivation at work, you need:
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The passion mindset asks “What does this job offer me?".The craftsman's mindset finds joy in developing news skills and then puts them to work, by asking “What am I offering the world? “
This philosophy is guided by the idea that we should be in control over what kinds of media we consume, not have our habits dictated to us by technology.
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Instead of defaulting into the low-quality obsessions that leave us wondering where the time has gone, we should cultivate high-quality hobbies that lead to lasting satisfaction.Re-evaluate your relationship to technology:
They go hand-in-hand.
Addiction seems to be the inevitable consequence of our culturally-created environment changing faster than our biologically-hardwired brains.
A few smart strategies that can be deployed:
Real work, by definition, should be rare, valuable and cognitively demanding.
Email does not check any of these boxes, and is, therefore, a pseudo work.