Whatever your chosen career, you need a passion to succeed.
That is maybe easier if you have a passion about your career path, but in the end, if you work hard and are committed you have a shot at success. Read this article
Passion is heavily overrated and often times misused.
A life coach says to you to "follow your passion". And you think about knitting, or watching Netflix series, because that is your "passion". Will knitting or watching Netflix series pay your bills? Hell no!
Passion comes from making an impact. If you're helping thousand people with your business, you are making an impact. Make a freakin' impact!
A study followed a few business owners who did obscure jobs, like cleaning pigeon poop or cleaning toilets. Non of them loved what they did or followed their passion. But they were passionated about their business and end goals, so they did everything they could to succeed.
Stop following your passion, and start making an impact in the world!
If you want to make a lot of money, ideally it's about finding something that fits the following 3 criteria:
- there's a demand from others for it (even if that's quite a small niche audience, that's fine, as long as there's demand)
- you are reasonably good at it or are able to learn
- you like/enjoy it
Now that doesn't mean it has to be your 'passion', that's kind of a cliche term anyway. But I think to stick with something long enough it can't be something you really dislike, as you'll burn yourself out and struggle to commit to it.
If you can find something that ticks these 3 boxes, you're on to a winner.