A nice summary Disputes the claim that “Follow your dreams” is a good way to find happiness / satisfaction in career.
The path to passion in reality is often way more complicated than what that advice tells us.
Survey of 500 canadian university students. Their “passion” was hockey, meaning that all but 4% of them would be in trouble following the “follow your dreams” advice.
The specifics of what you study might matter less than you think.
Those that enjoy what they do took time to build up a “rare and valuable skill”
There's not a lot of people in knowledge worker fields that do deliberate practice, focusing on the areas that they are weak and working on them all the time.
Work backwards from stars, ask them what “capital” they needed to invest in in order to get where they are.
If you believe that building up capital is what makes you love your work, not a matching problem of what job you should pick.
What's more important is learning how to learn, not the specifics of what you learn.