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You Dont Need To Be The Best

About a decade ago I was working in tech support for a small software company. To say that it was mind-numbing work would be an understatement. I got the same calls hour after hour day after day. I got to the point that I knew the solution to every customer’s problem in the first 30 seconds of every call. Not because I’m particularly smart, but because there were only 3 things people called for to get their password reset, to get help with their homework, and they needed to reinstall Silverlight (yuck).

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You Don’t Need This Job

I have had more jobs than anyone I know. I’ve never been satisfied with any job I’ve ever had and I couldn’t figure it out for the longest time. I’d get really excited about starting and loved to learn all the ins and outs of a new place. Then I’d get totally bored and quit. One of my teachers in high school told me my problem was that I was inherently lazy. I didn’t really have an argument to refute that. I always did ok when I applied myself but I didn’t apply myself much. I just couldn’t get myself to buy into the idea of busy work.

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