Unlike donations, your personal fit with a given career path is very important. But we need to think about that in the right way. The standard career advice of “follow your passion” often doesn’t make much sense , especially if your passion doesn’t fit with any of the most important causes. But figuring out the area where you can do work that you’ll be able to excel at is very important. Passion is also much less important than you think — it turns out that other factors affect your job satisfaction significantly more.