This is from a Quora (.com) question about whether following your passion is good advice or bad advice. Mountain bikers should follow their passion and see where it takes them.
Passions change, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be successful both personally and financially following your passion/s. You are not going to be great at something you aren’t passionate about! You may become good, but never great. The book “Mastery” explains it best and almost describes my life to a T. I have always followed my passions and through multiple passions I came to be a “master” (master in quotes as I am still learning and improving, I feel no one truly masters something as dynamic as mountain bike coaching as it is constantly changing) at something that I never started out to master. That mastery as created my dream lifestyle (and a lifestyle I couldn’t do with a “job”).
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Yesterday, I completed a 3 day camp in Fairfax Va. where I had the pleasure to meet Coach Chip. Chip was knowledgeable, patient,
good-natured and a strong communicator. He was not only able to clearly communicate the better ride principles and techniques but he
was also able to easily demonstrate everything in a variety of conditions.
Most importantly his sincere love for mountain biking came through in all of the time that we spent together. I have found that it is a much more enjoyable learning experience when the person that is doing the teaching has a true passion for it. The three-day camp not only significantly improved my skills but really stoked my fire for the sport.
The better ride team is fortunate to have Chip as a coach and I was fortunate to spend three days with him.
Looking forward to taking the next level class.”