3-sentence summary of
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
by Seth Godin
Truly meaningful work involves the act of giving indispensable gifts to coworkers and customers. This is possible in all jobs, even the tedious and repetitive. Giving art through your job does not involve a paintbrush, but instead involves allowing the unique creativity in you to come out in the job you are doing.
“The problem is that our culture has engaged in a Faustian bargain, in which we trade our genius and artistry for apparent stability.”
“Perhaps your challenge isn’t finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen.”