I've been writing (passionately) about how passion wins.
Now I've been thinking more deeply about passion's roots. Why are our passions our passions? What ignites them? What feeds them? This is a lofty topic, but here it goes...
For me, passion begins with inspiration. I am especially inspired by three things:
I am inspired by the talents of others. When I work with talented inventors, artists, designers, engineers, innovators, managers, leaders...I am inspired.
I am inspired by challenging ideas. When I learn of bold ideas, when I think of new ideas, when I collaborate on new ideas, when I see people pursuing their ideas...I am inspired.
I am inspired by good intentions. When I work with people who are generous, thoughtful, kind, courageous, fun...I am inspired.
People, intentions, and ideas...these three things inspire me.
"Success is not an end, but an attitude."