Sunday, May 20, 2012

Turn Your Passion Into Your Job? Maybe Not

From the blog You Are Not So Smart: A Celebration of Self Delusion comes an article on what it calls the Overjustification Effect.

The Misconception: There is nothing better in the world than getting paid to do what you love.

The Truth: Getting paid for doing what you already enjoy will sometimes cause your love for the task to wane because you attribute your motivation as coming from the reward, not your internal feelings.

Read the full article here.