On Passion and Its Discontents
“Follow your passion” is frustratingly meaningless if, like many people, you don’t have a passion to follow.
We don’t have much evidence that matching your job to a pre-existing interest makes you more likely to find that work satisfying.
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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.
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.