There are volumes of writing to be found online and in self-help circles that advises folks who are stuck to “follow your bliss,” or “do what you’re passionate about.”
This advice probably comes from a good place—a desire for people to feel a sense of permission or encouragement to go after things that will bring fulfillment to their lives.
But the passion mantra is actually not so helpful for two reasons.
First, it’s very unclear how to actually do it.
These instructions are essential pieces, but far from the complete puzzle—it’s like being told that if you want to become a movie star, you should move to Hollywood (and believe in yourself!). Even if you know what your “passion” is (as if there is just one thing…
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