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Do you have to love what you do?

Jason Friend pushing back on the axiom that you need to love what you do in order to succeed.

‘Back in the mid-’90s, I was looking for a simple tool to keep track of my music collection, and all of the available programs seemed bloated and unnecessarily complex. Those are two things I despise, so I set out to make my own tool and eventually released it under the name Audiofile. I didn’t love music collecting. I didn’t even love software development. (I was just learning it at the time.) And I didn’t have any aspirations to run a software business – I just saw a need, couldn’t find anything I thought was great, and I built something better.’

Succeeding is not about how much you love something, it’s about how much motivation you have.

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