Choose Curiosity Over Passion

Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala

09-12-2022 • 6 mins

When we say we are passionate about something, it usually stems from a place of knowledge. We are well-informed about the subject at hand and function from a place of knowledge. Curiosity, on the other hand, is the thirst for knowledge. It denotes a need to learn more about a topic of interest. It fuels our learning and pushes us out of our comfort zone to get the questions in our minds answered.

In this episode of Take aPause, Varun talks about what happens when we choose to follow our passion. He also shares how some of the most genius minds in history have had diverse streams of interest.

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About the show

“Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The  Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use in their work, life and everything in-between.

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