Chad Magee

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The startling truth about finding your passion

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I read an article on hbr.org, which discussed living life to the fullest. The title is Don’t Spend Your Life Making Up Your Mind.

Now, I’ve read many of these types of articles, but the title from this one struck a nerve.

Throughout my life, I have juggled multiple ideas of what job fits my passion. It felt like the picture above, so many doors, so little time.

What if I chose the wrong one?

I would go through one door for a bit, only to close it and open another.

After reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You, I realized that passion is overrated. Gary Vaynerchuk furthered this, by showing me that I would never actually know if I made the wrong choice, until I had failed.

There’s no way for you to know you don’t like something, until after you’ve tried it.

Do. Fail. Repeat.

I like to read, watch TED talks, and complete online courses. But, at some point, you have to start. Otherwise, all that learning goes to waste.

GaryVee’s quotes are big for me, because they’re the truth.

If you want to be an anomaly, you’ve got to act like one.

Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.

Each of these people took an abnormal path. They didn’t start in the mail room and then keep getting promoted from within.

It’s true with the older generation business stars too. Apple wasn’t the first company started in a garage.

I like to use athletes here too. Why should Shaq be good at basketball? He’s freaking huge!

An anomaly…

It goes beyond physical abilities in sports too. Lebron is the best, because he puts in work. So did Michael.

It’s never as simple as we make it out to be. Life takes more than intelligence and physical abilities. The best of the best put in work. They do and keep on doing. And, yeah, they get lucky.

Everyone needs their break. (Do you create your own luck?)

But I’ve gotten off topic.

For those of you out there who, like I was, are wondering which passion is the right one. The answer is, whichever one you choose.

Pick one (even just for 30 days) and see where it leads you. If you fail, at least you know you can cross one off the list.

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