I see a lot on the web about Goals and Passion these days. Nearly every piece of writing about personal and team development talks in terms of goals and passion. They sell books, courses, and coaching structured around helping you realize your passion and achieve your goals.
But something strikes me as missing in all that. Yes, passion is useful to have. It is the driving force that pushes people toward things. But passion can be misdirected — and it often is. On the less egregious side, people can be very passionate about metrics that mean a lot now but matter little over the long term. So… passion is really, only part of the equation.