So Good They Can't Ignore You

Why Skills Trump Passion In the Quest for Work You Love

New Carport

The passion hypothesis which tells people to follow their passion is not just wrong, and it’s also dangerous, Cal put this conclusion at the very beginning of the book. This is precisely what I looked for since the slogan “follow your passion” has dominated for a long time. I once doubted it, but could not understand why. So, I am happy that someone stood up and voiced an entirely different opinion about this myth for a compelling career.

After the book, finally, I understood the reason why I had this uneasy feeling of the passion hypothesis. The passion does not pre-existent; it instead emerges as the by-product of your skills and experiences which accumulate along the time.

I hope the author would have put a bit more researching effort to tackle a broader range of models because each rule stated in the book, though sounds logical and persuasive, was drawn from a few samples. In general, however, I think the book has brought me an eye-opening lesson.

Spring 2020

March 17, 2020, 3:00:00 PM

4.5

self-help, psychology

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So Good They Can't Ignore You