“Follow you passion” is only half the battle

My friend from college is going back to school to become a nurse. Ten years ago she was revolted by the idea of nursing–it actually made her sick to her stomach.

Today I love studying sales techniques, persuasion, and marketing, but ten years ago I was terrified of sales. Having to sell something to someone I didn’t know created a wave of fear in my chest that was easier to repress than cope with.

It’s more than “Follow you passion,” and “Do what you love.” It’s also, “What upsets you?” and “Do what scares you.”

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