3 Reasons It's So Hard to "Follow Your Passion"
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 of tactics and skill-sets.
It can hamper an ongoing negotiation, in which showing that one is enthusiastic may not be desirable. Passionate employees can also be exploited by managers who can make them work more than they should, risking burnout.
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It's better to have lots of options and interests than none at all.
Make a list of all the things you're interested in, pick two to focus on first and then get busy. If you realize it's not what you thought it would be, scratch it off of your list and move on.
We often try to place limits on ourselves after we've invested so much money in school and we move into the working world feeling stuck at jobs with horrible bosses, low pay and in cities that just aren't what we expected.
Stop doing what you hate and begin taking the steps to do what you love. You don't have to feel confined to a box and you shouldn't worry about being defined by one thing.
You won't find your passion by watching and comparing where you are in life to others.
You also can't compare your beginning to someone else's middle.
Passion seems to be essential for success and happiness.
Psychologists have devised tools that can measure passion to some extent. Questions were chosen that carefully differentiate passion from other experiences. Not surprisingly, people who score higher on the passion scale tend to be more committed and less likely to change jobs.
While some people have a clear calling from an early age, many spend their whole careers without having ever discovered their passion.
The most basic foundation of passion is an intense interest in what you're doing.
These mindsets determine how we face challenges: We either give up when we are faced with difficulties or we persevere knowing that we will improve over time.