Do What You Love?

11 03 2012

Fellow blogger, David Kanigan, posted this outstanding piece. A very perceptive look at the mechanics of doing what you love and ferreting out the things that lead us astray from that (money, prestige, etc.).

Check out David’s blog.  It is outstanding and never fails to inform, fascinate and challenge (link in my blogroll Lead.Learn.Live).

You can read Paul Graham’s original post in its entirety by clicking here.

Live & Learn

We’ve all either given or received the career advice: “Follow your dreams.”  “Do what you love.”  “Love what you do.”

Recently, there have been an increasing number of counterarguments making the case that if we were all going to “do what we love,” we’d starve doing it.

I came across a 2006 post by Paul Graham: “How To Do What You Love” that offers what may be the best thought-leadership on the subject that I have read.

Graham is an essayist, programmer, and investor. In 1995, he co-developed the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.  Graham’s blog is one of the most followed in the blogosphere.

It is an essay (longish for those of us with…

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3 responses

13 03 2012

Reblogged this on MyDestiny2011 and commented:
David you’re really Awsome -thank you for all these again!

14 03 2012
Christian Fahey

Thank you for stopping by! I thought it was very good.

14 03 2012

Thanks to you too.

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