“Follow your passion” might be bad advice

“Follow your passion” might be bad advice
  • “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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For lasting success, abandon the passion mindset for the craftsman's mindset

The passion mindset asks “What does this job offer me?".The craftsman's mindset finds joy in developing news skills and then puts them to work, by asking “What am I offering the world?

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  • 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. 
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. 

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