Some say, “follow your bliss!”
Others say, “follow what works because your bliss doesn’t always pay the bills!”
Here’s today’s two cents:
Guru-speak aside, do whatever satisfies your own personal standards for living.
There are reasons for following your bliss that have nothing to do with money. Sometimes, it just feels good to make time for what you love. Turning your passion into a business, however awesome that may be, isn’t a prerequisite for being faithful (in whatever way you can) to what makes you come alive.
Conversely, there are incentives for doing what works even if it doesn’t feel dreamy while you do it. I haven’t met anyone who feels excited every single time they pump fuel in the gas tank or when they change their baby’s diapers. Nevertheless, we all have our reasons for doing these kinds of activities anyway.
As with most things in life, a “both/and” approach gives you more options than an “either/or” philosophy.
There’s no need to take strong sides in the “follow your passion” debate.
In the end, it still comes down to doing what’s best for you in accordance with your own definition of “best.”
At least that’s the way I see it.