Many people fail to have great careers because they make excuses to avoid taking action. They dismiss the importance of passion to great careers by claiming that passionate people are abnormal.
By contrast, in most people's eyes, those who are normal only need to work hard and they will have at least a good career.
But good jobs are disappearing, as bad and great jobs squeeze out the middle range. Hard work alone buys little advantage.
The most common excuse is to use the importance of family and personal relationships as the reason to avoid the demands of a great career.