A common piece of advice from your teachers and mentors is to “find your passion.” Certainly it helps to be enthusiastic about your studies, since that can motivate you to do the hard work required for success.
But this advice is not as straightforward as it might seem. Check out this article from the Atlantic, called “‘Find Your Passion’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does.” For me, the money quote is this:
Young people routinely mistake “find your passion” to mean “pick your interest early and do not waver from it,” rather than “constantly search for the things that make your soul alive and pursue them diligently.”
I’d like to hear your reactions to this article, which contains many thoughtful reflections on the idea of passion for work or a career. Use the comment mechanism below.