This concept that passion comes later blew me away when I read it.
I immediately knew it was true because I see it in myself.
See, if you try a bunch of different things, you will be better at some than others.
Over time, the activities you excel at, you are drawn to.
This creates passion.
It is a self-fulfilling cycle.
In hindsight, it looks as if the projects I was most passionate about were also the ones that worked. But objectively, my passion level moved with my success. Success caused passion more than passion caused success.
-Scott Adams, How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big
Maybe golf is the singular exception to this?
For I am awful at golf, and simply love it.
Adams finishes the idea:
It’s easy to be passionate about things that are working out, and that distorts our impression of the importance of passion.