It seems as if this is pointing out a correct flaw in people’s mindset, espeically those entering college or just graduated (me being one of those folks). There is almost a mysticism around work, that if we are not 100% enamored all of the time, then we must have missed something, which isn’t true at all. All jobs have things that are cringe-worthy. I think the bigger question is our life as a whole, our whole body of work, working towards our bigger life goals.
I do believe this article swings back too hard in the opposite direction, after identifying a current problem. In my opinion, this is a both/and, not an either/or. To do work that matters, and to have a lasting impact (what I believe most people are seeking), you need to be skilled, passionate, and willing to bust your butt at it.
In my experience as I have put myself in new circumstances and situations I have discovered pasisons and natural propensities in certain areas that I was not aware of.
So, is “follow your heart” or “only do work you 100% love all the time” sound advice? Probably not. But we can encourage people to consider what they enjoy and love and see if, as they dive into it deeper, they have a propensity to learning and growing in that area. I don’t believe the author’s intent was to cut down on dreams, but it can be a natural outworking of this mentatlity.