In life we are not short of people giving their opinions, some warranted, and many not. Frequently I have heard people when giving career advise that people should follow their passions.
My thought of the week is to do what you are good at and pursue aggressively. If this matches your passion then all the better. However, I have found that your passions do not necessarily translate to what we are the very best at. I have a passion for sports but beating Federer on the court is likely to never happen, not even in my dreams. Talent is the missing component that must also be a key part of the equation.
Take a moment and consider what you are passionate about and what you are good at? Are your talents aligned accordingly?
*Original posting on LinkedIn