Referring to PaulZag’s blog entry Brains or Money
So, if ‘A’ students go on to work for ‘C’ students and ‘B’ students go on to work for the government, yet I tend to be quite inconsistent with my results (get As in some subjects that I really enjoy and Cs or worse in others that I think are a complete waste of space)… then am I actually doing myself a financial disservice by persuing those areas which I enjoy and thus do well at ?
Should I actually be persuing those areas which I can comprehend and thus pass an exam about, but don’t actually enjoy, so don’t do well at in school ?
mmm… I’m sure this bit of reverse psychology wasn’t the intended outcome of that statement – maybe I’m just a little screwey :)
Actually I think it’s more an attitude thing. People who do consistently well with everything they do tend to have an attitude that they MUST do well, and work hard as a result. These types of people tend to be quite compliant in their behaviour and will generally go along with what is expected of them – and thus will make model employees.
I tend to be more emotion driven about stuff – if I enjoy it and see the benefits of doing it, then I will do well at it. For everything else it is a real struggle to motivate myself to put the effort in. Some people call this an attitude problem. I call it looking for meaning in life.
So I think I am probably better off sticking with the things I enjoy and staying clear of the areas where I am forced to do things I don’t think should be done. Where there are things I’m not good at, I should delegate them if it is important. Where there are things I am good at, I should delegate them if it is something I don’t need to be doing myself.