I gave a talk on following your passion at PressNomics 6. This is the companion article that I wrote for it.
Most of us dream of following our passion. We want to do things that we’re enthusiastic about every day. We hope that, by doing that, we’ll bring eternal happiness to our lives.
But is that how happiness really works? And what is it like to try to follow your passion that way? Can it even lead to success?
I’ve dedicated the last few years of my life to “following my passion”. It’s been an eye-opening journey full of interesting choices. It did bring me happiness, but it definitely came at a cost.