Longtime Reader and FotB Kapios had a couple of interesting and thoughtful questions for me a couple of days ago with respect to GETTIN’ SHIT DONE!:
Lately, my mind has been preoccupied by thoughts on boredom. I had my head in a cloud for years about the lie that I have to feel like doing something before doing it or the usual ‘follow your passion’ advice. I’m not about to advocate working for a soul sucking finance job, but finding work or starting a business that has 2-3 exciting aspects about it and another 10 boring tasks that you have to go through is the norm. I have to admit, I just started to make serious abstinence from the vices that you mentioned and I feel better.
I have not fully integrated that belief in my mind yet, so I was wondering what would be your advice on propelling yourself towards a desirable belief and outcome once you start cutting off the anchors that hold you back?
As a general rule isn’t it true that passion is cultivated and not something that you already have, with maybe a few exceptions around the world?
I answer this in the latest Domain Query podcast:
The best book that I know of for figuring out how to discipline yourself and take ownership of your life is Jocko Willink’s book, Extreme Ownership.
The Mike Rowe video that I mentioned in the podcast is here: