YES, follow your passion! Any scorn heaped on this simple directive is misleading and unfair.
YOU have a passion. Invite it into every part of your life. Let it grab you by the shoulders and shake up your soul until you breathe in passion, breathe out fire.
Don’t live in the world of good enough. Drive your projects with intensity. Be a passionate doer instead of a random genius and that takes you into the realm of greatness.
It’s not easy. But it is your life’s work.