Beyond Passion: The Science of Loving What You Do – Study Hacks – Cal Newport

Beyond Passion: The Science of Loving What You Do – Study Hacks – Cal Newport.

Everything is sort of like a chain of events with me and it always ends with a book purchase for my Kindle. The specific post above (and the book I bought) was triggered by a different post at ma.tt talking about finding three hobbies (which I think should really be four).

So I read the quote, thought about it, wrote on the comments section, did a search on Google to find out who the quote belonged to (unknown), ended up finding this piece that I am reposting here and finally, purchased the book “Drive” by Daniel H. Pink.  One of the reviews I read described it as “rhetorical yet incoherent” but I was very interested in the book because of this other snippet of review that I read:

“He does get the big picture right. He says that people would prefer activities where they can pursue three things.  Autonomy: People want to have control over their work.  Mastery: People want to get better at what they do.  Purpose: People want to be part of something that is bigger than they are.”

The above quote definitely resonates with me because I am at that cusp of this career/decision making process and it sums up what I am looking for (and will hopefully find).

Beyond Passion: The Science of Loving What You Do - Study Hacks - Cal Newport

xkcd.com – Randall Munroe

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