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Satisfaction Guaranteed

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As described in his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell explains how there are three things that your work should have for it to be truly satisfying. Those three things are:

1.) Autonomy

2.) Complexity

3.) A relationship between effort and reward

Flip through Outliers for a take on the ecology of success.

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Hold On and Show Up

We all need a pick-me-up at times. For when you feel drained and just want to curl up under your warm covers for just another five minutes, here’s some light-hearted, but encouraging snippets of inspiration.

Some advice from 38 Special:

Hanging on loosely, is still hanging on.

And for those who need that extra push, take solace in Woody Allen’s belief that “80% of success is showing up.”

This has been the biggest guiding principle in my life when I was younger and it stuck. I made the statement years ago which is often quoted that 80 percent of life is showing up. People used to always say to me that they wanted to write a play, they wanted to write a movie, they wanted to write a novel, and the couple of people that did it were 80 percent of the way to having something happen. All the other people struck out without ever getting that pack. They couldn’t do it, that’s why they don’t accomplish a thing, they don’t do the thing, so once you do it, if you actually write your film script, or write your novel, you are more than half way towards something good happening. So that I would say was my biggest life lesson that has worked. All others have failed me.

Now, get going on your day!

Read the quote and full interview here.