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June 30, 2009
Iíve spent the last decade trying to figure out my motivations for doing things Ė is it because I really want it, or because I believe it is somehow expected of me? Everyone has things they believe are expected of them, real or not. For example, I feel somewhat compelled to have a career (not job!) that uses my brainpower. Why? Perhaps because Iíve been told Iím so smart and I believe it would somehow be a waste if I didnít use that brainpower? Yet Iíve not succeeded in the corporate world with this approach Ė it doesnít agree with my personality.