“Find Your Passion” Is Bad Advice

“The directive to ‘find your passion’ suggests a passive process. Telling people to develop their passion, however, suggests an active one that depends on us — and allows that it can be challenging to pursue.”

Feel free to ignore anybody who suggests you find your passion because recent research indicates that’s bad advice.

Quartz shares a study which suggests you’re more likely to develop a passion than you are to find one.

This approach — a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset — only offers benefits whereas a fixed mindset carries dangerous downsides for people who struggle to identify their passions.

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