The importance of matching people to work they love doing so that they can find more happiness at work and live a more fulfilling life
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Dangers of Being Dutiful
Some great key take aways from
this video on how we want to live our life and find success in our career. Work duty can guarantee it's a basic income but only sincere
pleasure let work and generate sizable success. This is because success in the
modern economy will generally only go to those who can bring extraordinary
dedication and imagination to their labours and this is only possible when one
is, to a large extent, having fun. Only when we are intrinsically motivated are
we capable of generating the very high levels of energy and brainpower
necessary to stand out from the competition. Work that has been produced merely
out of duty will be limp and lacking next to that done out of love.
Yet we have to recognize
that asking ourselves what we might really want to do, without any immediate or
primary consideration for money or reputation which goes against our every,
educationally-embedded assumption about what could possibly keep us safe. When
people are suffering under the rule of duty, it can be helpful to take a morbid
turn and ask them to imagine what they might think of their lives from the
vantage point of their deathbeds. The thought of death may usefully detach us
from prevailing fears of what others think. The prospect of the end reminds us
of an imperative higher still than a duty to society: a duty to ourselves, to
our talents, to our interests and our passions.
In other words, pleasure
isn’t the opposite of work; it’s a key ingredient of successful work!