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Barry Sanders, Matt Biondi, and the Tiger Mom - James Fallows - Culture - The Atlantic
"In other words, being good at something can make it more fun. But only if it's fun first. And only if being good at it doesn't get in the way of the fun. "
sports  fun  enjoyment  passion  flow  experience  practice 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Are Visionaries Born or Created? - James Fallows - Business - The Atlantic
"And the origins of passion, I've concluded, are directly linked to this idea of "vision." For passion to take hold, we first have to have a vision of an alternate future that ignites a fire within us: a vision of a wrong righted, a community developed, a great new product made and sold, a goal achieved, or just a new relationship full of happiness and bliss. Not every vision leads to a passionate pursuit of it, of course. But in all cases where people do pursue something with passion, it's because there was a vision, first, that sparked an unquenchable flame and desire to make that vision real. " Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/01/are-visionaries-born-or-created/70042
vision  passion  work  purpose  business  JobsSteve 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » On the Possibility of Non-Conformity in a Conformist Career
"When you examine other stories of people doing unconventional, interesting things with their lives, this mixture of conformity leveraged to gain non-conformity is common."
work  life  passion  conformity 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » Zen and the Art of Investment Banking: When Working Right is More Important than Finding the Right Work
"Thomas’ story is extreme, but its basic structure is common. Many young people are in a similar position to pre-monestary Thomas: their ill-defined sense of what work should be leads them to chronic and ambiguous unhappiness with their current opportunity. Instead of seeking out ways to develop their position, they seek out fault, and where obvious fault can’t be found, they generate it."
work  labor  passion  choice 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Steven Pressfield Online
Author of "Gates of Fire" and "The War of Art"
author  writing  writer  fiction  art  inspiration  passion 
february 2011 by tsuomela
I Do This Because ... | No Map. No Guide. No Limits.
"So part of the answer is, I do this because I stumbled upon this thing called writing, after trying a couple of different career fields. And three days into my first job as a writer, I felt, in the same way people feel a sofa is the perfect sofa, one particular house is the one they want to buy, or a partner is “the one” they want to grow old with, that I had come home. That I had found a craft I could imagine working at, day after day, and year after year, without ever tiring of it or wishing to retire from it. And, equally importantly, that writing was perhaps the best and most unique gift I could contribute to the world."
motivation  writing  work  career  justification  reason  passion 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Generations
Review of 4 art exhibitions : Picasso: Mosqueteros--Gagosian Gallery
Younger Than Jesus--New Museum
The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984--Metropolitan Museum of Art
Compass in Hand--Museum of Modern Art
art  modern-art  criticism  postmodern  passion  painting  2009  emotion 
august 2009 by tsuomela

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