This is an important book and I can’t think of one person who wouldn’t gain something from reading it.
I first got introduced to Cal’s work when I read his most recent book called “Deep Work” where he makes a case for going deep into the work we do, outlining the best ways to go about that and the benefits. This book both provides the background for “Deep Work,” as well as expands its importance.
I’ve already come across tons of people who want to pursue their passion. Who have a slight idea of what that passion is and they’re convinced that ultimately, this is what’s gonna bring them happiness. Once they can align the work they do with the thing they’re passionate about, their lives will be complete. That same group of people usually scoffs when I say that I’m not really sure if I have one of those passions they love to talk about. There are things I like to do, but I don’t have the same inclination they do to drop everything and dedicate myself full time to my website, or whatever other thing.
Instead, I want to keep improving, to keep learning. I want to hone my skills to the point where they’re invaluable and if I feel like dropping everything after that, I’ll have enough experience to know what I’m doing.
Little did I know this book would simply reaffirm those beliefs.
I’m always a little skeptical to review books that align so well with what I think, it feels unfair in a way. In this case, though, it gets hard to argue with the case studies shown.