By exploring and refining craft, we often experience more passion for that craft as we progress. Passion isn’t the point, though: craftsmanship is the point.
Instead of “Do work you’re passionate about”, we should become advocates of “Refine your craft and try new things” – the results could be more fulfilling than you know.
May 25 2020
Shouldn’t it be that the important stuff should be done double-time, before all else, at any cost, as soon as possible?
Don’t disrespect important work like that:
Important work needs to be thought about. If the prescribed solution – and implementation thereof – isn’t worth properly thinking through, surely it’s not very important work?
Important work needs to be done right. If it just needs a quick throw-it-together response, surely it’s not very important work?
Important work needs no reactive behavior. If you’re moving fast, you’re reacting to things that come your way, rather than really considering things and acting in their best interests.
Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.