Should you pursue a career that your passionate about?

I hear conflicting advice about pursuing or following your passion. It's a phrase that gets tossed around a lot. Is that good or bad advice?


Passion may open the door to excitement but skills make it an actively revolving door where value in service or product is exchanged for valuable currency. Skills can trump passion unless you're very skilled at what your passionate about.

Some questions may want to be considered when considering a passion inspired business/career:

You may have passion but have you practiced this passion enough for it to be a valuable exchange (will someone pay you for it)?

What additional skills will you need to strengthen to make this passion a lasting business idea?

Is there marketability (is someone willing to pay for it?)?

Hope this helps. Feel free to connect and explore more in a call.

All the best,
Virginia Jimenez

Answered 7 years ago

I think this is excellent advice that can change your life. That being said, you have to make sure that following a career you are passionate about can allow you to have a lifestyle that you can live with, especially one that will generate enough earnings for you to be comfortable. If you are doing work that you actually enjoy, all the other areas of your life will benefit.

Answered 7 years ago

Hello, and great question! Totally relate on all levels of this question. The short answer is without a doubt, Yes! Pursue it! The longer answer is not as black and white, but breaking down what "pursue it" means. It means not only doing your passion, but also doing anything with your wide variety of skill sets that enable you to fulfill your passion. That means different things to different people. It could mean working multiple jobs or managing your expenses in a way that allows you to do those passionate activities. Good Luck! Am always available if you'd like to chat more.

Answered 7 years ago

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