“Don’t follow your passion”. That’s contrarian advice right there. Or is it?
In his commencement speech to the Columbia Class of 2015, Ben Horowitz demonstrates that not following your passion works. Because our passions, “like boyfriends”, can change over time, and we should follow what we’re good at.
Ben says that, “The third issue with following your passion is you’re not necessarily good at your passion. Has anybody ever watched American Idol? You know what I’m talking about. Just because you love singing doesn’t mean you should be a professional singer”.
That’s true. We’ve all seen it. This is 17 minutes of the best career advice I’ve seen for a while. Worth the watch.