Passion for work can lead to exhaustion and burnout, challenging the belief that it always guarantees a fulfilling career.
Recent research indicates that while passion is often seen as vital for a satisfying career, it can have drawbacks. According to the authors, feeling passionate about work can result in exhaustion and burnout. Their studies, involving over 700 participants, found that individuals who were highly passionate about their jobs experienced more negative emotions and were more likely to feel drained. Furthermore, these passionate individuals were less likely to engage in self-care activities and were more prone to neglect their personal well-being. The findings challenge the popular belief that passion is always beneficial for career success and suggest that a more balanced approach, including self-care, is necessary to avoid burnout. Therefore, it is important to reconsider the notion that pursuing passion without considering its potential consequences is always the right path to a fulfilling career.