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Summary

Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling that you “should” stay put may be tamping down your own preferences. What’s holding you back may be compliance, not comfort.

"Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing" is from hbr.org, published on January 18, 2017.

©2016 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, All Rights Reserved (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Good advice.

Interesting. Short however some good advice from an obviously more intelligent person than myself. Obviously.

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  • 01-01-19

Comfort versus Compliance

This brief podcast was an absolute eye opener. Clearly worth a listen particularly if you are at a crossroads in your career or social / family life. I highly recommend giving it a focused listening.

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  • Nichele
  • 28-07-21

Great but it’s only one episode

Wish this series was longer, the first 5 minute episode was great and straight to the point.

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  • Sonya J.
  • 09-12-20

Helped me in having direction

This article has enlightened my perspective on how to differentiate my pattern sequences on completing task.

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  • 02-08-20

Insightful

This was very good and the author should consider writing a book to dig deeper into the problem of compliance over passion.

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  • OceanGrl007
  • 20-02-19

Meh...

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Me. There’s other better books on the topic...wasn’t really anything compelling or insightful.

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  • lisa l.
  • 19-02-19

something to ponder

very true...hard to do...worth the effort in the pursuit of happiness and not just existance