“The gratification comes in the doing, not in the result.”
– James Dean, American actor
My son, Dan, is a very special person for many reasons. From the time he was a little boy, he was always fascinated by many forms of mechanical and computer related activities. Dan would literally lose himself in the process of building things with K’nex, Legos, and various other objects or building kits.
He even wrote, illustrated, and self-published his first animal book at age 5. In high school, Dan participated in the robotic club and in college, he was a member of the programming and video game design club, where he would sometimes work 48 hours straight over a weekend to help create a new game.
Today, Dan is a top computer programmer working for one of the most respected health care software development firms in the world.
His vocational and even some avocational software design and programming efforts bring Dan great gratification in the “doing.” This has been and continues to be his passion.
What vocational and avocational activities bring you the greatest gratification and satisfaction in the “doing”, not simply in the result?
How can you do even more of these activities to enhance your professional and personal life?