Nietzche on boredom, work, and rewards.Posted: January 11, 2010
Now there are . . . Individuals who would rather perish than work without taking pleasure in their work; they are choosy . . . and have no use for ample rewards if the work is not itself the reward of rewards. . . . They do not fear boredom as much as work without pleasure; indeed, they need a lot of boredom if their work is to succeed. For . . . All inventive spirits, boredom is that disagreeable ‘lull’ of the soul that proceeds a happy voyage and cheerful winds.
Just some food for thought on a Monday morning. I’ve been re-reading Robert Greene (and 50 Cents) The 50th Law. This quote is at the end of Chapter 8, Respect the Process–Mastery. Here’s a slideshare overview of the book. I highly recommend it.
Have a great week!