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Do What You Love

by Carolyn Elefant on January 19, 2006 · 4 comments

in Finding Your Passion, MyShingle Solo

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Via Stay of Execution and Rob Hyndman comes this link to a great piece by Paul Graham on
How to Do What You Love.   Because after all, that advice to “do what you love” is easy, it’s finding what you love and figuring out how to do it that’s a life work.

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    I found the following excerpts about “prestige” to be particularly poigniant:
    “Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like…. Prestige is just fossilized inspiration…. Prestige is especially dangerous to the ambitious. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, the way to do it is to bait the hook with prestige. That’s the recipe for getting people to give talks, write forewords, serve on committees, be department heads, and so on.”
    I’ll admit that I bit on the hook of prestige, and to a certain extent, am still wriggling on the hook. However, as the author points out, “Prestige is the opinion of the rest of the world.” Regardless of what the author may think, the opinion of the “rest of the world” does, in fact, matter if you want to succeed. Success itself is dictated not only by the individual, but also by the perception of others.

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    I found the following excerpts about “prestige” to be particularly poigniant:
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    I’ll admit that I bit on the hook of prestige, and to a certain extent, am still wriggling on the hook. However, as the author points out, “Prestige is the opinion of the rest of the world.” Regardless of what the author may think, the opinion of the “rest of the world” does, in fact, matter if you want to succeed. Success itself is dictated not only by the individual, but also by the perception of others.

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