“Follow your passion” is a common piece of career advice and I think this is especially so in the social sector: our passion isn’t just for work, but for a cause. We want to create and see change on pressing social issues. This passion drives us to build community, to deal with the setbacks and challenges of working in this sector, and encourages us to stay in it for the long-haul.
Watch this video by Cal Newport on Vimeo:
“Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice