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Is it better to have a passion or live passionately?
If you are asking me, I would say the latter. But before I get into why, I want to talk a bit about the focus of "life coaches", "self-help gurus" and anyone else writing about how what they have to say can help you live a more fulfilled life by finding YOUR PASSION.

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A Life Lived Passionately

Stop the conscious searching of your passion and just live passionately.

Trying to find a passion is often a fruitless exercise, though it is heavily advised in many books and articles...

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Being in The Now

Living passionately means living in the now, in the present moment. 

It means not being distracted on your phone, but being engaged in what you love doing. It ...

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A Learning Machine

An example of being holistically passionate in your life is the habit of constantly learning, absorbing as much as you can.

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Not Just For The Paycheck

  • If you really love what you do, and it genuinely makes you happy, then it is passionate work, by default.
  • As we work most of the day, if it is a stressful, avoidable experience, then w...

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Time-Suck Activities

Living passionately means valuing time, not getting into 'time-suck' activities that drain your mind. 

Own your time and spend it wisely on things that excite you, or fire you up....

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Do The New

Being open and receptive to new experiences and following new desires, is crucial to living a passionate life.

Do the new and experience life in all its colors.

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Don't follow your passion

The main flaw of  “finding your passion” presupposes that interests and passions are fixed, rather than fluid and evolving as we age and gain wisdom and experience. 

The problem with following your passion

  • It ignores the market. Unless you have a trust fund waiting for you, you’ll have to feed yourself and others. 
  • It will turn a passion into a job. 

Learn from Startups

  1. Identify real needs in the market that are currently not being well met. 
  2. Assess your strengths: Whatever is easy for you that most others have a harder time with, that’s a worthy option.
  3. Match up these two in a constantly iterative process: This process takes many years if not decades.

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You don't find passion

You cultivate it. Expecting to find something that feels perfect right away may lead to the frustration of constant seeking. 

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Don’t quit your job too fast

Individuals who pursue their passions as side-gigs and gradually ramp up are much more successful in the long run. 

This is because there’s less pressure, so you can take more risks. 

The "Go big or go home" attitude

Taking small and consistent steps leads to big gains.

People with that “Go Big or Go Home” attitude tend to end up home. They get injured or burn out from doing too much, too fast, too soon. 

Write

There is no substitute for writing. 
Start small. Write a good sentence, then a good paragraph. Write a lot. You might not be great from the start, but it is the road to good writing...

Writing is not typing

Writing is about thinking, researching, contemplating, outlining, composing, then maybe some typing with revisions as you go, deletions, additions, reflections, setting aside and returning afresh.
Typing is what you do in the middle of the two vast thoughtful processes.

Read

Read good writing—Dickens or Baldwin or evolutionary biology textbooks or the Old Testament, whatever holds your attention.

Don't read something just because it is popular at the moment; otherwise, you will be like everyone else and will not be able to make a meaningful contribution.

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