Cal Newport in his book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, talks about adoption of CRAFTSMAN MINDSET and deliberate practice to get out of comfort zone & taste success.
The following insight from the book summarizes the idea of adoption of CRAFTSMAN MINDSET and its relevance in doing work that we love, as against the more popular PASSION MINDSET.
“Don’t obsess over discovering your true calling. Instead, master rare and valuable skills. Once you build up the career capital that these skills generate, invest it wisely. Use it to acquire control over what you do and how you do it, and identify and act on a life-changing mission. This philosophy is less sexy than the fantasy of dropping everything to go live among the monks in the mountains, but it’s also a philosophy that has been shown time and again to actually work.”Adopted from Cal Newport’s So Good That They Can’t Ignore You
Thus getting a dream job that suits our passion is more difficult than getting to a job of our choice by adopting a CRAFTSMAN MINDSET