The downside of passion

It’s easy to think that you have to make your life all about your work if you want to succeed, especially when we’re constantly fed stories that repeat the trope that brilliance without obsession (or problems) is impossible.

Today I had an article on obsessive and harmonious passion published in The Atlantic that discusses this very topic. As it turns out, the workers, students and athletes who don’t respond to threats aren’t lazy, they’re just the ones with a healthier attitude towards their work. Those who react to the idea of failure are the ones you’ve got to worry about.

Published in The Atlantic, September 5, 2012