Neither passion nor work, but both
What always astounds me, is how much of the world’s career advice gravitates towards either working relentlessly or blindly following your passions.
Why is it always one or the other, but not both? Is it really so crazy to pursue your passions the same time alongside of work?
The crazy thing is we have been doing it already — we just don’t realize it. Every relationship we’re in or have been in, are in itself a type of relationship — because how else can we explain why we spend the time to deepen those relationships if not out of passion?
Yet, somehow, none of our other passions seem to matter; instead, we see them as distractions to our work. And because we treat them as distractions, we neglect them until after our career, thinking that there we’ll have more than enough time to pursue them after we’ve retired.
The only problem is, we’ve miscalculated. Continue…