Magazine Article | February 1, 2018

The Intersection of Joy, Skill, & Need

Source: Software Executive magazine

By Jason Cohen, founder and CTO, WP Engine

Type-A executives don’t have time to ask questions like, “Do I love what I do?” or, “Are my projects important?” You can’t love what you do all the time, or maybe even most of the time. And yes, of course what we are doing is important, we’re VP of Something or the Chief Executive Something — the work is important by definition. Often the answers to these questions become excuses for not facing difficult facts. And this attitude certainly leads to burnout.