In writing Passion and Purpose, I learned that smart, well-intentioned individuals have a destructive tendency to oversimplify their passions and dreams, distilling them down to a series of these “one things.” I saw a young accountant’s elaborate plan to land his dream job of becoming CEO of a professional services rm, else be considered a failure. I witnessed one of my peers who, just days after her wedding, became absolutely angst-ridden about whether she had married her one universal soul mate. Still others oat from job to job, from life tragedy to triumph, in the never-ending quest to discover their one purpose.