Passion and Choice

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Some of you recent graduates may already know what your passion is. Maybe it’s medicine, law, or art. There still may be obstacles standing between you and your future career, but at least you have an end goal to work towards. Some of us are one step behind. What if you don’t have a clue what your passion is? Where do you begin?

In an article for the New York Times, psychologist Angela Duckworth offers her advice for recent graduates, urging not to, “‘follow your passion’ but rather, to ‘foster your passion.'” This simple change in wording may help shift your frame of reference, as it did mine!

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How to Get Out of a Rut

Getting out of a rut

For me, having a vision and purpose are the basis for motivation. But when I entered university, I did not know what I was doing or what I was looking for. Quite honestly, attending university was a rite of passage and not a conscientious decision. On top of that, the huge U0 classes, the sense of isolation, and the need to be something made me feel quite lost.

It took me almost two years to get to a better place. Here are some thoughts and resources that were helpful to me when I felt stuck in a spot. Give them a quick read!

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