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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Nine. Blind Passion

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When ignited, passion is a wild and untamed force. That’s why following your passions isn’t always good advice. We’ve all witnessed the train wreck when someone blindly followed their passions and it wrecked their career and hurt both family and friends. Benjamin Franklin called it out years ago: “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”

The passion, success, and creativity of people like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Pablo Picasso are impossible to overstate. Who they were and what they did transcends the genre that they represent. Their influence is relevant not only to computing, science, and art, but ...

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