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Is it better to have a passion or live passionately?

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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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. 

We don't have only one purpose or 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.

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.