I read this on writer Seth Godin’s blog:
“Passion comes from feeling needed, from approaching mastery, from doing work that matters.”
The standard advice is to find work you are passionate about and pursue it. Godin says that kind of work doesn’t start that way.
The three conditions laid out here have merit:
Godin’s words speak to me as one who desires passion in his work. It also speaks to me as a leader who knows that passionate people will make us great.