“The worst thing in life that you can have is a job that you hate, that you have no energy in, that you’re not creative with and you’re not thinking of the future. To me, might as well be dead.” — Robert Greene
Work aversion is the the flipside of work addiction. They work together, in tandem.
What should you do?
Andrew Carnegie had a great piece of advice for young people (that pre-dates John F. Kennedy’s line by 60 years or so): “Instead of the question, ‘What must I do for my employer?’ substitute ‘What can I do?’”
“A boy can be two, three, four potential people, but a man is only one. He murders the others.”
LA has a handful of things that no other city in the world has. I won’t even call those things hidden gems–because they aren’t. They’re right there. You’re just missing them.
Sometimes you have to be dumb enough to be wrong. Really wrong. Because that’s ultimately how you turn out to be right.
If you’ve done your job, they’ll do theirs.
These are books I loved so much that I read them in marathon sittings, wanting to get to the end but hoping they never finished.
Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start here.