“Follow your passion” is an often-heard piece of career advice. Television host Mike Rowe has a different take on it.
“Never follow your passion but always take it with you”
Watch Mike’s video here:
I think there is a lot to be learnt from Mike’s words. Following your passion if it brings you your definition of happiness and success is great. But whether you achieve happiness and success will have more to do than just whether you followed your passion or not. We know how many influences there are on an individual’s career; personal attributes, education, location, interests, family circumstances, political climate etc all influence our career choices and outcomes. Passion is just one factor.