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Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn

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Chapter 7

From Passion to Purpose

Passion is the mob of the man that commits a riot upon his reason.

—WILLIAM PENN

If you have ever asked anyone for career advice, you have probably heard someone say, “Just follow your passion.” This idea may seem like good advice when we take into consideration the fact that the majority of our time will be spent in the workplace, but I have found that those who follow their passion either find themselves doing something that gets them in trouble or have a very difficult time providing for their financial needs.

Passion is a powerful word that is used to describe the way in which we respond to our strongest emotions. Ironically, the more we follow our passion, the more uncontrollable these emotions become. When ...

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