Cal Newport in his book “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” encourages us to approach our careers by adopting what he calls a ‘craftsman mindset’. The craftsman mindset is treating your job as a craft: that is, focus on gaining rare and valuable skills until you ‘become so good they can’t ignore you.’
The craftsman mindset, with its relentless focus on becoming ‘so good they can’t ignore you’, is by definition the pursuit of gaining rare and valuable skills. This is why it trumps the passion mindset if your goal is to create work you love.
Looking forward to reading the book soon!
Some text taken from https://commoncog.com/blog/so-good-they-cant-ignore-you/