We Can’t All Follow Our Passion, Can We?

October 22, 2014

If you’ve ever been a little confused about your career path, you’ve probably had someone ask you about your passion. Because if you do what you love to do, you’ll be happy and successful and motivated and you’ll live happily ever after. Right?

Congrats to all of you who have found your passion and get to do it every single day, and maybe even make a decent living doing it. It really is awesome that you were able to identify and live your passion.

Bored at WorkBut what if you don’t know really know what your passion is?

There must be millions of people who don’t know what their passions are – according to Google, people are searching for ways to “find” their passions and looking for career direction based on likes/dislikes, personality profiles and travel preferences.

Perhaps it comes down to what passion means for you. Is it getting excited about your day-to-day activities? Is it contributing to a cause that means a lot to you? Is it about doing enough of the work stuff to support following your passions outside of work?

Is following your passion a luxury not afforded to everyone? What if everyone did what they loved to do? Would we suddenly have no mail carriers or gas station workers or trash collectors?

I don’t know the answers… but I’ve been thinking about the questions a lot lately.