Ever get stuck at work?
You have a few weeks in a row where work plans not working the way you assumed they would. Next steps are not immediate and clear like they seem used to be. The changes you make seem to complicate things more. But once you get a moment to stop and breath you realize something.
I’m happy to be here with a problem to solve.
Seth Godin had a great short post this week.
Instead of, “do what you love,” perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the linchpin and maker of change might be, “love what you do.”
If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we’re going to do important work.
Turning passion on it’s head – Seth Godin
Now that I’m fifteen years in to my career and have started stretching myself out of my comfort zone more and more often, I can see the wisdom in this.
I think what really happens is that after taking a step back and reframing their lives, ambitious people get addicted to making bigger and bigger dents in the universe. You rarely can do that from a safe place.
Get out there and find the spots you can swing the hardest from, especially if they are a few paces past your comfort zone.