Dilbert creator Scott Adams has published another book entitled, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. Ironically, despite stating in his excerpt, “beware of advice about successful people and their methods”, the book is an Amazon #1 best seller under the categories “career guides” and “motivation.”
On the other hand, Dilbert started out as just one of many get-rich schemes I was willing to try. When it started to look as if it might be a success, my passion for cartooning increased because I realized it could be my golden ticket. In hindsight, it looks as if the projects that I was most passionate about were also the ones that worked. But objectively, my passion level moved with my success. Success caused passion more than passion caused success.
So forget about passion. And while you’re at it, forget about goals, too.