Doing great work shouldn’t be about impressing others or avoiding punishment, it should be about becoming the best version of yourself.
Great work is transformational. When you show up and do your best, you slowly change who you are. That is why great workers are self-motivated.
The clearest example is when you are close to leaving a job. In the last few weeks, the consequences for slacking are low, and the rewards for hard work are little.
Most people see the drop in external motivation and start to glide. But for those whose goal is ascendance, this is just another time to do great work. Because those who are ascendant don’t do great work because of the rewards and punishments, they do great work for themselves.
In this episode:
- Kicking Ass 101 at the Praxis opening seminar
- Why you should kick ass even when you’re about to quit
- Momentum and the playoffs in professional sports
- Learning as a transformation
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