Chapter 4

Thank Goodness Someone Else Invented the Wheel So I Can Bypass That Whole Chisel-and-Stone Business

The one thing I’d like you to take away from this book is that passion is not a destination, but a journey. Life is not static; it is continually changing, evolving, and growing along with the rest of us. Just as our bodies change from, say, our 20s and 30s to our 40s and 50s, so too do our passions. What inspired you in your teens—maybe a passion for drawing or creating elaborate fantasy worlds—may evolve in your 20s and 30s to being a children’s book illustrator or painting wall murals for your local community.

Although it would be nice to do one thing and do it well for the rest of your life, the fact is that most of us don’t work ...

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