If you do what you enjoy and are naturally good at, and if you focus on it long enough, you will probably advance toward mastery anyway, and fame and money will be a byproduct.
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To do what you love adds pressure because you first have to find what you like, know what you are good at and realise your strengths. Then you have to work hard at it, continually living with the self-doubt of 'am I good enough?'.
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