Mark* could be “a brilliant pain in the neck.” Then he provided an example of loving the challenge as much as the solution, approaching his development goal with a focus on the underlying skills the effort itself helped him develop.
To help you ensure you’re doing meaningful work that matters, adopt the powerful and addictive practice of focusing on your MITs and MIQs.
The way you respond when you learn someone’s occupation, hear their political views or behold their fashion choices (“it’s a man-bun”) reflects your frames. Framing, short for frame of reference, shapes how we make sense of a situation. It’s the story we tell ourselves about it.