An attempt to improve Newport’s soundbite.
We are, of course, a sound bite culture. So if we hope to discard “follow your passion” as a trope, we need to summarize the [Mike] Roweian view of the world with something similarly pithy. In recognition of this reality, I’ll end my discussion here with an attempt to satisfy this demand…
Don’t follow your passion, let it follow you in your quest to become useful to the world.
Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ Is Bizarre Advice
I can’t say whether this is correct, but my version sticks in my head better. “Don’t follow your passion, follow your values and jump at opportunities.”