Sticking AroundOne thing I am particularly cognizant of lately is just how influential the content of my work affects my productivity and excitement.
One thing I am particularly cognizant of lately is just how influential the content of my work affects my productivity and excitement.
I simply am 10x less productive when I am working on things that I do not believe in. If I cannot see the value, frankly long term, compounding value, in an activity, then I generally find I am far less passionate about it.
This trickles down especially to my classes, many of which are really auxiliary to my interests.
The weird tendency I have, though, is that I still spend *tons* of time doing homework and studying for exams.
This is completely opposite to my bias I talked about in the first line of this — that I do not like to do things that I am not interested in.
So why do I spend so much time with school?
If I do not believe in the long term value add of studying so much…why do it?
I think the answer is that I do not have enough conviction to stop spending time in school. Social pressure has gotten to me. And although I am aware that I would likely be fine without so much time in classes…I have not broken free from the barrier.
It is not that I am concerned so much for my professional future moreso my social one that drives me to stay in school.
Life should be fun.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.