Who chose your work?

"A friend of mine who is a quite successful doctor complains constantly about her job. When people applying to medical school ask her for advice, she wants to shake them and yell "Don't do it!" (But she never does.) How did she get into this fix? In high school she already wanted to be a doctor. And she is so ambitious and determined that she overcame every obstacle along the way - including, unfortunately,

not liking it.

Now she has a life chosen for her

by a high-school kid."

- Paul Graham, Y-Combinator

That’s a quote from the 2006 article “How to do what you love” by Paul Graham, founder of tech startup incubator Y-Combinator.

Definitely worth a read – I don’t necessarily agree with all he says when he implies that most people are kidding themselves when they say they love their work, but otherwise there are some brilliant insights, especially about the siren lure of prestige.

So how mature and aligned with the current you is the person who picked what you do for a living?

[do_widget id=”text-314031693″ title=false]

[do_widget id=”text-314031690″ title=false]

About The Author

Andrew Horder

Founder of Joyful Genius Coaching, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The A to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon

And if you fancy showing a little appreciation for Andrew's content, feel free to gift something from this Amazon WishList

Comment on Facebook