Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on The Problem with Passion.
We say it over and over again — to ourselves; to people we know; to strangers desperate for any string of inspiration to hold onto when creating gets hard.
Do what you’re passionate about.
In my opinion, it’s not terrible advice. Depending on how you interpret it, of course.
I’ve always told my audience that you should let passion be the thing that drives you forward when it seems like nothing else can. But again I’ll remind you that it’s not the only thing you need to be successful. You can be extremely passionate about something and still not put in any effort to making it count.
If, of course, your goal is to turn your passion into a career. If you love something and don’t need it to be your day job, then go on loving it. Nothing wrong with that.
There are a few big problems with the…
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