Skill Trumps Passion Every Time

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates had a passion for writing software as a kid. So he kept at it, even dropping out of Harvard to start a software company. Last I checked, Gates made the right career choice.

Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Shark Tank star, had several passions growing up, but he didn’t follow any of them because he wasn’t any good at any of the things he was passionate about. Instead, Cuban pursued the things he was good at, and he worked hard to get better. Last I checked, things have worked out for Mark Cuban.

Here you have two billionaires, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban, who took different approaches to their career. One followed his passion, and the other followed his skill. So whose path to career success is better?

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