Everywhere you look, you will find people who are not happy about their work. They wish to get more out of life or are undecided about what to do next in life.
It is during these times where you hear a particular piece of advice. You may have given it to someone else or you may have heard it yourself:
Do what you love.
This phrase comes in many forms:
- Follow your passion.
- With hard work and determination, you can live the dream.
- Find your calling.
The optimism behind these phrases is well-intentioned, however, it is the worst kind of advice to give to anyone. Instead, I present in this article some possible alternatives to this.
Why Doing What You Love Is Bad Advice?
Before jumping into what you should be considering, it is worth considering why this advice is a terrible one. Again, you may be someone who dishes this out like it is candy or perhaps this is the only piece of advice you…