Detached Diligence

“Good and bad are both bondages of the soul… If we do not attach ourselves to the work we do, it will not have any binding effect on our soul… This is the one central idea in the Gita: work incessantly, but be not attached to it.” – Swami Vivekananda

Oftentimes my best work arises from when I’m not emotionally attached to the outcome. The moment I have to take full ownership, things like self-doubt, obsession, and over-analysis creep in, and the quality of work fades.

Treat your work like you’re simultaneously the consultant and the client.


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