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3 Reasons It's So Hard to "Follow Your Passion"

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Pursuing Our Passion

According to a recent survey of U.S. workers, only 20% report being truly passionate about work.

Most youngsters place pursuing their passion as an important goal for their future jobs. But many working people fail to pursue their passion because they didn't know how to do so.

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  • Passion is not acquired but is developed.
  • It isn't a cakewalk.
  • Passion can also make us go wandering in the wrong direction, so we have to recognize its limits.

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There is a journey one has to undergo, to develop the skills, confidence and network that will allow him to experience his true calling.

A person with a fixed mindset about his passion isn't likely to explore and dive deep with curiosity and inspiration.

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Passion isn't just about what you love to do, or what is fun, but what you care about. Focussing on what you care about leaves out the 'enjoyment' part and aligns your passion with your values and the impact you want to have in this world.

Passion also wanes over time, a...

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Passion leads to better performance only when others also agree with the passionate person, or if it is expressed only in the appropriate context. Your passion isn't always shared by others and is not appropriate in certain situations and circumstances which require a different set o...

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