Fighting the Introspection Principle

Introspection Principle states that the act of self-reflection is the most important for making big life decisions.

This principle is too ingrained in our psyche and is not the most effective way to build a compelling career. Fighting the principle means accepting that the path of finding compelling work is ambiguous. 

Cal Newport’s advice seems more convincing:

Compelling careers unfold as follows: You choose something. You work hard at building skills. You fail at some things and respond by shifting your attention to other things that work better. Over time, as you become more valuable to the world and confident in your ability, interesting opportunities finally start to arise.

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