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www.project96.nl | ANGELA DUCKWORTH: GRADUATING AND LOOKING FOR YOUR PASSION? JUST BE PATIENT.
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ANGELA DUCKWORTH: GRADUATING AND LOOKING FOR YOUR PASSION? JUST BE PATIENT.

“Young graduates might imagine that discovering your passion happens the way it does in a movie: with a flash of insight and a trumpet blast. Before that flash, you were struggling to find yourself, and in the next moment, you know exactly who you were meant to be.

As a psychologist who studies world-class achievers, I can say the reality of following your passion is not very romantic. It takes time to develop a direction that feels so in-the-bones right that you never want to veer from it.

Thus, my advice to young graduates is not to “follow your passion” but rather, to “foster your passion.”

If you want to know how, read Angela Duckworth’s whole column published in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/jobs/graduating-and-looking-for-your-passion-just-be-patient.html?_r=0

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