Por Que Fazemos o Que Fazemos? - Mario Sergio Cortella

Por Que Fazemos o Que Fazemos? - Mario Sergio Cortella

Find your purpose and learn a new way of looking at life focusing on your satisfaction.

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Most of the time, we realize something and don't know the true meaning of this action, and only ahead we see the reason why we did it. And until this moment comes you don't know if this action is helping you in your goals! Mario Sergio Cortella will help you with these questions in the book "Por Que Fazemos o Que Fazemos?"

Usually, this happens because we do not have a well-defined purpose. But after all, how can we understand the real reason to do what we are doing and get that light at the end of the tunnel?

This book seeks to teach you a different way of seeing your accomplishments. Do you know how? By establishing a true purpose and some tips on how to achieve success.

Got interested to leverage your results through a more pleasurable life? Stay with us in this summary and learn more about it!

About the book "Por Que Fazemos o Que Fazemos?"

The book "Por Que Fazemos o Que Fazemos?" by Mario Sergio Cortella was published in 2016. Its main objective is to address issues of the importance of having a life with purpose, motivation, values with personal and professional fidelity.

The 20 chapters distributed throughout its 174 pages generate much reflection on your attitudes that can take you to a level of satisfaction, addressing many complex philosophical concepts and provocations that are explained simply.

About the author Mario Sergio Cortella

Mario Sergio Cortella is a writer, philosopher, lecturer, and university professor. He has a master's and doctorate in Education. In addition, he had experienced in the political area always involved in the educational field. Finally, he is a commentator on CBN radio.

Cortella wrote more than 30 books, including:

To whom is this book indicated?

The content of the book is ideal for you who want to unravel some of your biggest concerns regarding work, career, and personal fulfillment.

In addition, it is indicated to you that intend to establish a purpose and rely on it to take your actions, change your way of seeing things and understand why you accomplish some things and not others.

Main ideas of the book "Por Que Fazemos o Que Fazemos?"

  • Have a true purpose;
  • Always seek to be the author of the work;
  • It is never possible to do only what you like;
  • Balance your time with important things;
  • Seek to constantly improve your qualification;
  • Be hard working, invest your time in studies and planning.

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Overview: The Importance of Purpose

After all, do you know the meaning of the word "purpose"? It means what you are seeking and always puts forth. When you have a purpose, you fully understand why you do what you do.

According to Cortella, the question about purpose has gained a lot of importance these days, especially in the professional environment.

If your purpose in this environment is to make money, you certainly will not have success and still will make the environment unpleasant.

In addition, you will probably be automated and your human side will be discarded, causing you to lose yourself and do not have recognition or authorship of your work.

Now, if you have a purpose, things become different. If this purpose is for appreciation and recognition at work, make it a daily pursuit and have a pleasant life, making all your time worthwhile.

Overview: I hate Monday

How have you been waking up on your Mondays?

The author makes explicit that a person who has real purposes, as recognition and self-ownership is far from the feelings of suffering to go to work.

If you have trouble waking up early and live by pressing the "snooze" button, it's worth reading the book summary "The Morning Miracle" and transforming your life before 8 o'clock.

Cortella tells us that every achievement requires sacrifices, and success sometimes is a time-consuming process. If you suffer from the arrival of Monday, review your purposes. After all, we are cyclical and we should not stay in function and look forward to Fridays.

Overview: Authorship of the work

In order to escape alienation and monotony, it is necessary to carry out works of your own. This makes your collaboration, achievement, and purpose grow. In addition, this increases the degree of innovation and productivity in the organization.

All work helps to shape our skills and competencies, and they are our professional identity. Therefore, it is important to consolidate a work of authorship.

Overview: Motivation

The meaning of motivation is to move, to make it have a starting point. Cortella states that motivation is something that starts from within us. And when aroused, it leads you to purpose beyond the next task.

According to him, one of the main points of demotivation is not the lack of remuneration, but the lack of recognition. To make you just "one more" is frustrating, not having recognition, value, the result of work and collaboration.

Sometimes there are periods of low motivation to seek good results, and the solution is to find a way with which we learn to live with certain restrictions, after all, this is only a period.

Overview: Work with significance

When people say they just want to do what they like, the author says that it's impossible. After all, there will be many situations where you have to do what you do not like and get out of your comfort zone in order for your purpose to be achieved.

For this to happen, a great deal of effort is required. It is about time investment in studies and planning for you to do what you like for a long time.

Overview: Time

In this chapter, Cortella reports on how to spend our time. Much of it goes to work, restricting time to other things.

According to the author, the people's great desire is to spend time with the family, like parents and children. But if we spent all the time with them, we would not have the goods that we could enjoy, like our home.

That way, we should balance very well as we distribute our time to the things that really are important, without anyone being hurt.

Overview: I was happy and did not know

How many times have you said the phrase, "I was happy and didn't know that". Yes, it is present in the vocabulary of many people.

People live complaining about their work, the friend on the side, and their tasks. But if they are removed from this position, they will surely miss the routine, the conviviality, and certainly remember the positive moments.

According to Cortella, we must be aware that employment is just one component of a much more fruitful movement that will be redeemed in the future.

Overview: Development that generates involvement

Mario Sergio Cortella says that self-development is the process of enhancing your qualification, and you must "run" constantly behind it.

Often, this process is done with the company, either in terms of remuneration for training or flexible work schedules. For the author, these actions generate the development and motivation of both parties.

Today, many companies are differentiated by not seeing people as commodities and assist in their qualifications. This makes them unique and all this aggregate knowledge management leverages their results.

A classic and very reflective phrase quoted by Cortella is:

"If you do not believe that education is a good investment, try to invest in ignorance."

Overview: Purpose-Driven Organizations

Many organizations enchant us with the results of their work, bringing social-community benefits, making compensation a consequentialist. Such a place is seen as pleasurable and motivating to work.

On the other hand, there are organizations in which there is a predominance of lack of recognition, injustice in promotion, daily humiliation, and moral harassment. All this takes the pleasure of being there.

It is worth analyzing what is relevant to you and the best for your social well-being. And if necessary, adopt new paths and strategies, always being willingness to change.

What do other authors say about it?

Ed Catmull, author of the book "Creativity, Inc.", says to always give greater preference to people rather to ideas, because creative people create good ideas, but good ideas can be destroyed by bad teams.

In the book by the Brazilian businessman Flávio Augusto, "Geração de Valor", he shows how important it is to generate value for clients rather than just working for capital. By doing so, generating value in other people's lives, in return, they will generate value for you.

In the book "Winning", Jack Welch says that we should always seek quality in our professional lives. If you are not satisfied with your job, find a job that delivers enthusiasm in your career. It is very important that you do not settle down and leave the comfort zone.

Okay, but how can I apply this to my life?

The book gives us many reflections and we analyze whether the path traveled and the actions carried out really satisfy us.

The first step is to establish your purpose. And this purpose is directly linked to your values. The following questions will help you to establish a course of action:

  • What are my values?
  • What do I think is worth and what do I think is not worth?
  • Will my life count in what way?
  • Is it a life with or without worth?
  • What value do I want to put into it?
  • What is this life for?
  • What is my role within the framework in which I work?

When you answer these questions, you will find the path that leads you to your purpose.

After defining your purpose, the next step is always to analyze whether your decisions are aligned with your purposes. Remember to consider all the teachings and visions of the author that we convey to you.

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