How to Pursue Your Passion and NOT Become Successfully Miserable

Several years ago, I followed the common business advice of the day on how to pursue your passion.  First, find something you’re truly passionate about.  Second, pursue it obsessively.  And then third, become wildly successful and wealthy!  Easy, right?  All you have to do is work longer and harder than anyone else. Be smarter and stronger than everyone. Sacrifice everything to achieve your dream.

Zone of Genius

Many years ago, I was sitting in my cubicle at work and started to yawn.  I was hungry and a bit bored with the less-than-challenging work I was doing.  Thinking it was almost lunch-time, I glanced at my watch.  9:38 AM.  What?!  It felt like I had been sitting there in my little felt box for at least three or four hours.  Ugh.