But there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Most people will try to find a passion and do it and do it and so on. As long as they are inspired, as long as they love what they do.
But that’s only half of it.
The other half is “love what to do.”
In other words, develop the discipline to enjoy the parts that no one really likes doing. The hard work, the frustration, the countless failures. The parts that are boring.
Writing and editing. A lot of people loathe editing. Or writing and marketing a book. Or coming up with a pitch to sell a book. Or query letters.
There are parts that are crucial to one’s success that no one will ever clap for. Stuff that you have to do, whether you like it or not.
Of course, you can be a rebel and decide not to do those things, but then you’ll be running at 50% capacity, and it’s hard to climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket.