Don’t Follow Your Passion
“Be so good they can’t ignore you” ~ Steve Martin
Passion arises from mastery. Not the other way round. So forget chasing passion, master your craft.
That’s Cal Newport’s take on the “follow your passion” myth and why we should ignore it and do the exact opposite. Based on Steve Martin’s philosophy that mastery is the key to success, Newport’s book is a timely mindset shift with some very practical guidance on how to build a compelling and meaningful career.
If “follow your passion” or “do what you love” leaves you scratching your head about how and where to start, then “So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love” could be just what you’re looking for. Find something interesting to do. Get really, really good at it. Use it to help people. Simple.