Urging people to find their passion may lead them to put all their eggs in one basket but then to drop that basket when it becomes difficult to carry.

Source: Implicit Theories of Interest: Finding Your Passion or Developing It?

When I first pulled up the paper, I jumped right to the abstract. After reading the abstract, I looked back at the authors and saw Carol Dweck’s name! Carol Dweck wrote the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success which describes the fixed vs growth mindset.

The paper Implicit Theories of Interest: Finding Your Passion or Developing It? investigates the idea that passions or interests can also be affected by a fixed or growth mindset.