The Pleasure of Doing What You Do Best

We don’t even have a word for it. According to, the German word functionslust means: Pleasure taken in doing what one does best. Birds flying, dogs running, dolphins swimming. And you in a job that uses your best talents all day.

  • Does your ideal job focus more on people, data or things?
  • What kind of problems light you up?
  • What work can you do for hours and not get bored or burned out?
  • Are you best concentrating or flowing?
  • An unique expert or part of a team?
  • Outgoing or internal focus?

What gives you the most functionslust?

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