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Malcolm Gladwell on Fulfillment

“Those three things–autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward–are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. It is not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between nine and five. It’s whether our work fulfills us.” — “Outliers: The Story of Success”

Please share work that you experience as fulfilling? Do you agree with the author?

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Malcolm Gladwell on Practice

“Once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That’s it. And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder… Even Mozart–the greatest musical prodigy of all time–couldn’t hit his stride until he had his ten thousand hours in. Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” — “Outliers: The Story of Success”

Do you have experiences that exemplify this point? If so, what are they?

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