At school we worry about the "test" we have to write tomorrow.
If we think the "test" won't include something, we don't spend our time on it.
At work we don't want to damage our chances with the boss, so we do what we "have to", not what we "want to".
At the office we do what we get paid to do. No more, no less.
If we do more, we believe we will be told to do even more.
"It's not my job" is a common refrain at the workplace.
We don't think that if we do more than we are paid to do, we might get paid more for what we do.
We are motivated by deadlines, crises, breaking news on Social Media. FOMO, the fear of missing out.
Are we surprised then, that we are always under stress?
Always being chased by marketers and sales people. We always "have to" to take advantage of their "special" deals.
The latest shiny toys, or get rich quick scheme. Using Credit to get further and further into the hole.
Will this be on the Test?? Always the question.
Seth Godin asks:
"What if each of us were motivated by curiosity instead? Or generosity?
Perhaps we could learn to see possibility instead of risk.
What if we took and finished online classes because we could, not because
there are assignments, tests and a certificate?"
Think about it.
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