đź“–So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Newport, Cal
  • p.19 Self-Determination Theory (SDT)

    • Autonomy
    • Competence
    • Relatedness (to other people)
  • p.38 Passion mindset—what the world can offer to you; Craftsman mindset—what you can offer to the world.

    • Focusing on what you can get makes you hyper-aware of what you don’t like. This is especially true of entry-level positions which by definition are not challenging or interesting.
    • Regardless of your current mindset, adopting the craftsman mindset helps
  • p.97 If you’re not uncomfortable, then you’re probably stuck at an “acceptable level.”
  • Adjacent Possible
  • Control traps:

    1. You should pursue control/autonomy after you gain enough career capital. Otherwise, your autonomy will be unstable.
    2. If you have enough career capital, you employer will try to stop you from regaining control (you’re too valuable to loose.)
  • Derek Sivers: How to start a movement | TED Talk


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