how to tell if you're doing your life's work - julien smith
…when you’re on auto-pilot, no problem. you’ve done it before, so you recognize every pattern you’re in and there’s no need to worry.
but this also means you’re going the wrong way. you’re getting no new input, so you’re not recognizing any new patterns. if this is the way your life is going, you are actually becoming more useless. in an increasingly chaotic world, the best pattern recognizers win.
in order to get anywhere in life, you need to be uncomfortable constantly. you need to have new input and absorb new information or you’re not growing. if you don’t want to grow, it’s because things are fine as they are. you should be conscious and ok with the fact that they won’t change. | thanks to @jennymack