Monday, August 11, 2008

Don't "do what you love"

Of course, I'm not going to say you shouldn't do what you love! That's why I put "do what you love" in scare quotes — as in, the familiar career advice to "do what you love."

Maybe a lucky few can truly live up to that advice. But Penelope Trunk says that the more realistic (i.e. better) career goals would be...

  • contributing to something larger than you are,

  • participating in society, and

  • being valued in the form of money.
That list is quoted from her simple but thought-provoking career advice.