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Posted by Craig Fitzpatrick

Seth Godin has a short but very insightful post on the difference between a workaholic: A workaholic lives on fear. It's fear that drives him to show up all the time. The best defense, apparently, is a good attendance record ... and the "passionate worker": The passionate worker doesn't show up because she's afraid of getting in trouble, she shows up because it's a hobby that pays. The passionate worker tweaks a site design after dinner because, hey, it's a lot more fun than watching TV. Sure, not every business is the kind that can attract passionate people. Some jobs I'm convinced, are designed to attract people that have a special ability to "tune out" and leave their body ;). But we in the software business are blessed. For a lot of us, anything software IS a hobby. Click here to read more of Craig's blog.

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