I hear conflicting advice about pursuing or following your passion. It's a phrase that gets tossed around a lot. Is that good or bad advice?
Passion may open the door to excitement but skills make it an actively revolving door where value in service or product is exchanged for valuable currency. Skills can trump passion unless you're very skilled at what your passionate about.
Some questions may want to be considered when considering a passion inspired business/career:
You may have passion but have you practiced this passion enough for it to be a valuable exchange (will someone pay you for it)?
What additional skills will you need to strengthen to make this passion a lasting business idea?
Is there marketability (is someone willing to pay for it?)?
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I think this is excellent advice that can change your life. That being said, you have to make sure that following a career you are passionate about can allow you to have a lifestyle that you can live with, especially one that will generate enough earnings for you to be comfortable. If you are doing work that you actually enjoy, all the other areas of your life will benefit.
Hello, and great question! Totally relate on all levels of this question. The short answer is without a doubt, Yes! Pursue it! The longer answer is not as black and white, but breaking down what "pursue it" means. It means not only doing your passion, but also doing anything with your wide variety of skill sets that enable you to fulfill your passion. That means different things to different people. It could mean working multiple jobs or managing your expenses in a way that allows you to do those passionate activities. Good Luck! Am always available if you'd like to chat more.
Well, the phrases answers itself more or less!
Let me tell you my story, I am 22 year old engineering graduate and the choosing science after my high school was my choice because as a kid, I was always fascinated by inventions not by how they can make our life easier but HOW DO THEY DO IT? this questions of how they are made ? lead me to choose this path and ultimately at an early age I found my passion which I can pursue my whole life! but I have many friends who also got graduated to become engineer but they hate every single bit of it since it was their parents decision for them to choose engineering instead their passion, I've seen them wasting their 4 golden years of life doing nothing barely passing to graduate. They were dying to get out and follow their individual passion.
So I think you got your answer. wrapping up:
"If you like doing something and can earn your living through it then you should definitely pursue it"