Our generation believes that passion is the answer – the solution to a life joyously, successfully, happily lived. We were the kids who were told “you can be anything” and heard “you can succeed at everything.” There are a lot of people much smarter than me who have argued this beautifully. (But perhaps the best is this: Passion Is The Problem, Not The Solution.)
It’s not about following passion, it’s about following purpose, passionately. Passion is a manner of traveling, not a means to determine a destination. Passion is the spark that lights the fire, purpose is the kindling that keeps it burning all night (I’ve said this before.) This is to say: the opposite of passion isn’t settling for a lukewarm life, it’s marrying it to logic that will actually get you where you want to go.
The ability to objectively look at…
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