teisipäev, 28. veebruar 2017

Üldsegi mitte koerandus ega käsitöö

Kuidagi sarnases võtmes mõtted on liikvel blogides, mida ma aeg-ajalt loen. Ma ei hakka hetkel viitama, sest ma ei taha otseselt kaasa rääkida nendes kirjutatud mõtetele, vaid pigem jagada üht hiljuti loetud mõttekatket, mis pisut teemaga haakub.

Ma jälgin Ramit Sethi tegemisi tema blogis ning olen kunagi tellinud ka uudiskirja temalt. Osa nendest on minu jaoks natukene liiga ameerikalik (kuigi ma peaks olema ju selle maailmaga harjunud) aga osad on head, kohe väga head. Kopin siia viimasest meilist ühe lõigu, mis haakub kõige sellega, mida ma viimasel ajal isegi meeles mõlgutan. Mitte muidugi CEO tasemel aga üldse, võtmes "edukus", "vedamine", "eelised" jne.

As you get older, you’ll notice how many people lie to you.
And it is FASCINATING.
Once you recognize these lies, you can never go back.
For example, let’s take this interview of a big-name CEO. Someone asked him, “What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?”
His answer: “My number 1 piece of advice to people is to discover their calling.”
Now just step back and think about this advice. It sounds logical, right?
Find your passion, find your calling, do what you love...
...but if you dig deeper, you’ll notice all the things he didn’t say:

  • He never watches Netflix and doesn’t even own a TV
  • Every Sunday evening, he spends 3 hours in the office planning out his week
  • He’s always thinking about work. In the shower, while buying coffee, and yes, while eating with his family
  • He works 60+ hours/week
Now, why didn’t he say all of this stuff?
The truth is, most people don’t want to hear about the hours he puts into working every single week. That sounds hard! It’s much easier to drop a soundbyte that people can feel good about -- even if it’s not 100% true.

Most people want to hear platitudes about success. They don’t want to hear the truth about what it takes to be successful.

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