Week 4

This weeks reading seems limited in its expansion given that is just an excerpt. Although I enjoy the premise of “Be so good they can’t ignore you” all I could think of was what if you hated the work. Newport’s main response to the “pre-existing passion” was that the examples of Steve Martin and Jordan Tate have never felt secure about ideas of whether this was their true calling or not. I think this is a two simplistic view of the arguement as it deals in black an whites. I’d agree that it’s so rare to find you’re true calling that you shouldn’t be concerned about it, but surely it makes it a lot more achievable to become a craftsmen of your work if you at the very least like it, or find it interesting. All of the rebuttles to these attitudes are unfortunately within the next chapter so I found this interesting and simultaneously frustrating.

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