I believe you should “Flow”, Like a river flowing down toward the rocks. Passion is all what it takes to be successful. When I studied physics, I was passionate about physics, and how it can be used to explain the universe. When I studied Art, I was passionate about art, and how we shape our world through design and innovation. However. The drive was not to get a job and make money, it was all about passion and curiosity. A job will always come later if you are good at what you are doing, but passion should always take precedence and “Magic” will happen.
A leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. An expert should solve the problem but a leader identify it, before it becomes a problem. I’ve always pointed the vision which affects strategic thinking, not just execution. I think If you set the right goals in life, you can always accomplish it no matter how complicated the trajectory might be. Visions bring us the ideas.