This is spot on.
I am one of those artsy types: long on passion, but often short on focus. I have already found my passion, one that has kept me enthralled for 17 years without getting much in return.
I can really identify with THE DIP. (Actually, dips).
However, simply choosing your passion is, perhaps, a little extreme in the other direction. I think that we all have a wider range of propensities and skills than we are usually aware of. So some degree of searching must occur before choosing.
Oh my god, everything is so true. “ So instead of fretting about what’s your passion and trying to align your career with it, you can just pick one of the many things that interests you, really dedicate yourself to it, and thus, as you get better and better, slowly build a big passion for it”. The most interesting part is that the easiest things are…
I agree that most people give up when they face first challenges. They don’t realize how to overcome these obstacles.
And my own practice showed me that before you want to start a new project or go into some undiscovered field — learn about its history. And you will see that smth unknown…