"Follow your passion" is dangerous advice.
The passion hypothesis is not just wrong, it's also dangerous. Telling someone to follow their passion is ... potentially the foundation for a career riddled with confusion and angst.
There's no 'right job' for you out there. SO stop looking.
Gain career capital. Learn valuable skills for your job now. Adopt the craftsman mindset, where you focus relentlessly on what value you're offering the world.
(notice how the craftsman mindset focuses on what we offer the world while the passion mindset focuses on what the world can offer us)
With the craftsman mindset, become so good they can't ignore you. The key here is deliberate practice. "An approach to work where you deliberately stretch your abilities beyond where you're comfortable and then receive ruthless feedback on your performance. ... If you can introduce this strategy into your working life you can vault past your peers in your acquisition of career capital."
Giving people more control over what they do and how they do it increases their happiness, engagement, and sense of fulfillment.
When deciding whether to follow an appealing pursuit that will introduce more control in your work life, seek evidence of whether people are willing to pay for it. If you find this evidence, continue. If not, move on.
A unifying mission to your worklife can be a source of great satisfaction.
A good career mission is similar to a scientific breakthrough - it's an innovation waiting to be discovered in the adjacent possible of your field. If you want to identify a mission for your working life, therefore, you must first get to the cutting edge - the only place where these missions become visible.
Think small, act big.
"Rather than believing they have to start with a bid idea or plan out a whole project in advance, they make a methodical series of little bets about what might be a good direction, learning critical informations from lots of little failures and from small but significant wins." Allows them to find unexpected avenues and arrive at extraordinary outcomes.
Be remarkable. An idea inspires people to remark about it, and is launchedin a venue where such remarking is made easy.