why following your passion is bad advice

People romanticize passion.

The modern mindset is one that argues if you aren’t passionate about it then why are you doing it? Suddenly passion becomes a requirement. Take a job opportunity? Well, are you passionate about it? Take a risk? Well, are you passionate about it? Not being passionate about something isn’t a good enough reason to say no.

More than ever young people don’t know what they want to pursue, so being told to follow their passion is meaningless.’Passion’ becomes the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, forever unattainable but constantly sought after.

Alternatively, consider that you don’t follow your passion but your passion follows you. Passion is a part of the process of development. When you are disciplined you choose your passion. Passion is the result of a struggle. That job opportunity might not be what you initially think of as your passion, but you can choose to be disciplined and focused to make it your passion.

Mark Cuban said, “when you work hard at something you become good at it. When you become good at something you will begin to enjoy it. When you enjoy something there is a very good chance you will become passionate or more passionate about it. When you are good at something, passionate and work harder than ever to excel, good things will happen.”

People aren’t born with preexisting passions. Passion is the result of an action. Try something new, commit 100% and you’ll be surprised what passions you can develop.






2 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosalie Beeli says:

    This is INSPIRATIONAL!!!


  2. Emily B. says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself!


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