FOLLOW 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. A better strategy is to lead a passionate life, which is a more holistic approach too.
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FOLLOW 5 Lies You've Been Told About "Following Your Passion"
A few years ago, when I began to focus more on my writing career, my mom, a former writer herself, gave me a book titled Passion: Every Day. It was filled with inspiring quotes like "I dare you, while there is still time, to have a magnificent obsession" and "follow your desire as long as you live."
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.
Lower the bar fro...
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.
FOLLOW Don’t have a single purpose or passion? That’s OK
We are all such multilayered beings with an abundance of gifts, talents, interests, and ideas. Poet and author Cleo Wade asks: So why are we putting the pressure on ourselves to have one purpose or one passion?
We don't have only one purpose or passion
People will tell you to find your purpose or your passion. But we are multifaceted beings with many gifts, talents, interests, and ideas. Yet we are put under pressure to have this one purpose or o...
Bring your drive to everything you do
Instead of concentrating your energy on one purpose or passion,
try to focus your energy on bringing your passion and purpose to everything you do. Ask yourself: What type of kindness, care, joy, and patience must you use to bring purpose and passion to your relationships? What level of openness and curiosity should you have to bring meaning to tasks? Learn from every situation
Everyone has had jobs they didn't like on the way to finding the job they do like.
Regardless of the job you do now,
remain curious. Continuously try to see what this work experience can teach you. FOLLOW 'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With
New research has come out that dismantles the idea of "follow your passion" as a recipe for career success. In fact, this advice does far more harm than good. But what should we replace it with? I suggest three frameworks that help navigate the question "What should I do with the rest of my life?"
Don't follow your passion
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. Learn from Startups Identify real needs in the market that are currently not being well met. Assess your strengths: Whatever is easy for you that most others have a harder time with, that’s a worthy option. Match up these two in a constantly iterative process: This process takes many years if not decades. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN