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Why ‘Find Your Passion’ Is Such Terrible Advice

Are you passionate about your work? Fulfilled in every aspect of your career? If yes, congratulations! You’ve done what we all strive for but rarely achieve. As for the rest of us, there’s hope: Part of why we haven’t found our passion yet is that we tend to give up quickly on new things. The reason? Prepare for a hard truth: We’re pretty bad at most things when we first try them. People “often assume that their own interest or passion just needs to be ‘found’ or revealed. Once revealed, it will be in a fully formed state,” said Paul A. O’Keefe, an assistant professor of psychology at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

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