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No. 804 / The perfect job

I love this quote by Adam Grant: “The perfect job is a mirage. From a distance, it looks real. But up close, you see that a role designed by someone else can’t be everything you want. Don’t search for your dream job. Craft your existing job to better fit your values, interests, and skills.”

Every job is hard. Being a basketball coach is hard. Being a writer is hard. Being in sales is hard. And where there is an organization, there will be people who have a problem with it. So there comes a point when you have to figure out what you love and find that love in whatever it is you do. Because it’s probably there, standing right in front of you. But making a living doing what you love does require you to first find a personal belief system. Discover that, and the rest will take care of itself, no matter the circumstance.