We’ve all grown up hearing statements that sound like “There are more important things in the world than money…follow your passion” or “When you find your true passion, you’ll never feel like you’re working a day in your life.”
In our culture, there is a premium placed on "finding our passion", as though somehow once we've found it, our lives will finally start to come together as we've always imagined. We’ve held onto these beliefs about passion and have made daily and even life-changing decisions based on the principle of following our passion.
Is passion important in living a fulfilled life? Absolutely. But as the famous adage goes, “It’s not the things that you don’t know that hurt you…It’s the things you think are true that aren’t that really mess you up.”
Unfortunately, there are a number of beliefs we have about trying to find our passion that are creating more questions, frustrations and confusion in our lives. Of course, something in these beliefs must be true (or they wouldn’t resonate with us so strongly), but how do we separate fact from delusion? Instead of hoping to find a life of passion, how do we CREATE a life we are passionate about living?
The Delusion of Passion: Why Millennials Struggle to Find Success was written to clarify truth from delusion in our commonly held beliefs about passion, and to put people in the driver’s seat, creating a life they are passionate about living. It is written for Millenials and by Millennials to help our generation tap into new levels of productivity and intentionality in everything we do, and in our pursuit of personal excellence. Even those not in our generation have gained insights from this book into the Millennial mind, on how to work with Millenials effectively, and helping to clarify their own personal journeys as well.