At the risk of alienating every “live your dream!” angel out there… “Follow your passion!” SUCKS as career advice.
Do you know how many people who follow this mantra are unemployed or under-employed? Do you know how many passion-or-nothing disciples spend their days playing Call of Duty, and banging on social media with the #FML hashtag?
Too many. Way too many. Rather than “follow your passion” …here’s what interacting with young careerists who find meaningful work has taught me…
Here’s the fundamental issue: We’re led to believe that we’ll find passion, so long as we are hopeful it will one day arrive.
Authors, speakers, leaders, and gurus use this word with a near religious application – that passion is an indispensable part of personal success and happiness.
For those who would like to increase their odds of living a passionate life, I suggest you stop indulging in the following traps: