A prudent response from Mike Rowe on not following your passion

I was inspired this past weekend reading a prudent viewer response from Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe about a comment he made in recent video special suggesting that you shouldn’t follow your passions.

It’s not often these days that we get such a thorough, measured response to a viewer from a famous person and I applaud Mr. Rowe for taking the time to do it, it’s absolutely worth the read.

The part that really struck me was this:

Just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t mean you won’t suck at it. And just because you’re determined to improve doesn’t mean that you will. Does that mean you shouldn’t pursue a thing you’re passionate about?” Of course not. The question is, for how long, and to what end?

You can find the full text of Mike Rowe’s response here: