Don’t Just Follow Your Passion

Very interesting post by Career Coach Ashley Stahl.

Thought Catalog

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Generation Y (born roughly between 1980 and 2000) is the most in-debt, depressed, and unemployed generation in United States history. It is also the most educated.

How can this startling dichotomy be explained? Society and the media have largely ignored the need for a meaningful discourse, choosing instead to label Gen Y with adjectives such as “narcissistic” and “lazy.”

In my work as a career coach, I’ve worked with hundreds of Millennials who were sorely misled into believing that following their passion is the key to a happy professional life. If you get caught up in “following your passion,” it’s possible that you’re overlooking a much more profound journey in your career and life: finding who you are. 

According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of Americans are unhappy at work. I strongly believe that this number is attributed to the fact that too many…

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