Favourited: The Work You Do, the Person You Are

Link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/05/the-work-you-do-the-person-you-are Author: Toni Morrison Time to read: 3 mins.


I found this article a good provocation to think about my relationship with the work I do, and have done over the course of my career so far.

It can be easy to base so much of our identity around our job, but what if we took the opposite approach?

  1. Whatever the work is, do it well—not for the boss but for yourself.
  2. You make the job; it doesn’t make you.
  3. Your real life is with us, your family.
  4. You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.

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