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Boring work

Success is often the result of consistently performing mundane and tedious tasks.

While it is true that pursuing what you love can lead to happiness and success, it is important to understand that these endeavors often require a significant amount of hard work and dedication. Many people have the mistaken belief that they should only be doing things they love, and that happiness comes from spending the majority of their time on enjoyable activities. However, this is unrealistic.

Few people realise the value in being able to deal with the "shit" that inevitably comes with doing what you love. Wrong expectations lead to frustration and, what's worse - discouragement.

Here's an analogy. Think of success/happiness as an onion. The core of the onion represents your nirvana. However, it's surrounded by layers and layers of boring tasks that must be peeled away before you can reach the good stuff.

Our work is to get better at peeling away these layers of the onion. By accepting and embracing this aspect of life, we can cultivate a healthier and more productive relationship with reality.


  • Created on: 28 Dec, 22