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Dumping the “follow your passion” advice

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By US Desk
Fri, 11, 21

Society keeps telling us in order to be happy, we need to follow our passion....

Dumping the “follow your passion” advice

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“Follow your passion” is the worst advice anyone can give you. Here’s why …

Society keeps telling us in order to be happy, we need to follow our passion.

But passion is unpredictable and wears off. It’s the reason why people in their 30s end up feeling stuck, unfulfilled, and no closer to their goals.

Truth is: time is running out quickly. So instead of wasting your time by “following your passion”, here is what you should do…

Find your purpose

It’s not your hobby or what you like doing on the weekends. It’s what you have inside of you to help other people.

Your purpose gives you the exact plan on what you should do, who you should help, and where you should help, and where you are ultimately going. It makes decisions easier and your path clearer.

This is how you can find your purpose:

1. Write down what you have overcome that you can help others overcome.

2. Consider who you feel most excited about helping.

3. List out what someone would pay you to help them with.

4. Think about your most fulfilled day ever. What were you doing? Who were you helping? How did it make you feel?

5. Identify the types of problems you like solving for other people.

6. Determine what you want to be the best at.

Dumping the “follow your passion” advice

Signs you’re gaslighting yourself

You make excuses for someone’s bad behaviour.

Instead of acknowledging their toxic behaviour, you blame yourself.

You believe you’re too sensitive.

As a result, you feel ashamed of your emotions and suppress them.

You don’t trust your own judgment

You second guess yourself and don’t listen to your intuition because you don’t trust it.

You invalidate your own feelings.

“It’s not a big deal.”

“Others have it worse.”

“I’m overreacting.”