4 Things People Don't Tell You About Pursuing Your Passion

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    4 Important Truths Behind Pursuing Your Passion

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    8. Jennifer Dodrill @ All-In-One-Mom

      July 7th, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      What really resonates with me is when you said Passion is not an end. Oh so true and something I need to remember!

    9. Stefanie

      July 7th, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      The idea of anything being an end point is dangerous. We’re human beings, alive and thriving because we EVOLVE – passions included 🙂

    10. Bipin

      November 17th, 2016 at 5:25 am

      It is complete opposite of what we have been told ad nauseum! And it works. Thanks.

    11. Stefanie

      November 17th, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Yes, “Pursue your passion”, on its own, is far too simplistic advice for sure.

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    13. Rachel

      March 29th, 2019 at 11:14 am

      This was beautifully written. I love the idea behind “do something (go to work) until you can do something else.” I always felt I was passionate about psychology and mental health and I am. But I also learned I’m passionate about personal finance. I love to create. So I learn and write about all these things so that one day perhaps, I can make a living from it.
      When I graduated college I really struggled. I felt like I had to find my “dream job” and do something I love. I was miserable for a long time because of this. I think we need to stop selling the idea that the only way to be happy is through a 9-5 we are “passionate” about.
      Now I view work as an opportunity to gain useless skills, so I can one day create and support myself from it.

    14. Odigwe Gloria

      May 21st, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      I was really anxious until I found your article, so thank you!
      I don’t think a 9-5 is so terrible and I don’t think owing your own business is so terrific either.
      I think, the biggest flaw of the “follow your passion” advice, is the thought that it could be either this one “thing” or nothing else. This is also the flaw of hating 9-5 jobs or owing your own business.

      There is always a place for you and it could be anywhere so keep an open mind.

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