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Just because you hear things over and over doesn't make them right. Here are a few frequently mentioned pieces of career advice you might want to reconsider.

1. Follow your passion

According to Calvin Newport, computer science professor at Georgetown University, there are two main faults with this common pronouncement:

  1. It assumes you can readily identify a passion to drive your career, and
  2. If you really like something, you will really enjoy doing it as a job

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