It’s Risky to “Follow your Passion

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“Passion” is a wholly subjective concept, and there are elements to consider while making decisions about one’s life and profession that acquiring and analyzing objective evidence can be difficult.

The phrase of “following your passion” carries with it several connotations that can actually work against people’s attempts to achieve success. Because it is widely believed that having a strong interest in anything would always be fun or that having a strong motivation will make it easier to pursue, people are prone to giving up too soon when faced with inevitable problems or hurdles.

Instead, people should concentrate on “creating a passion” rather than “following a passion.” Passion is created through devoting time and energy to a particular subject, instead of the other way about.



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