Why following your passion is a bad idea!

Who does not know them? People who quit their jobs to do what they really want. They begin a “bed and breakfast” in Spain, take a sabbatical or become a personal coach. It sounds like a good idea. What could go possibly wrong when you follow your passion?┬áTo be honest I see it going wrong all the time. The choice for the passion often seems more a flight from reality than a truly sustainable way to become happier. Cal Newport told a fascinating story about this at the World Domination Summit.

Cal also wrote an interesting book on this subject. Both have inspired me to start thinking differently about passion. Passion without combining it with what you’re good at is pointless. And being good at something requires a lot of time, effort and endless practice. I wonder what you think of his story! Do you agree with him or not? Please let me know! Below or via email!

Onno Hamburger About Onno Hamburger

He is author of Happiness at Work, happiness coach and trainer for companies and professionals. He is a sought after speaker on Positive Psychology & Happiness at Work. Father to Storm and married to Vicky. Paddle boarder loving the sea and Bali. You can follow him via Twitter.

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