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Follow Your Passion – The Misconception

Follow Your Passion – The Misconception

Originally published 12/29/2015

We’ve all heard the stories.  A coworker quit his job to travel the world and take photos.  A friend of a friend came up with a million dollar idea and she now runs a successful startup.  These are the people I used to think of when I heard the phrase “follow your passion.”  I thought following your passions had to be loud, audacious, and radically different from what you were doing before you caught the scent of these so-called passions.  This often left me feeling frustrated and defeated.  It wasn’t risk aversion that kept me from following my passions, the problem was much bigger than that...