Liking something does not translate to a career

Carrie JordanLife Design

And, as Cal Newport says in this video, “Follow your passion” is terrible advice!

Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice from 99U on Vimeo.

I agree! This is an important thing to remember in career building during your 20s (and beyond) and something that Americans fixate on because we are told “find your passion.” It’s bad advice!

Most people don’t have a pre-existing passion that they can identify and follow, and just because you like something doesn’t mean it translates into a long-term, engaging, and meaningful career, says Newport.

See my Blooming & Thriving in your 20s graphic which includes this point and other tips! And another article I wrote about finding your way in your 20s here.