Passion has its roots in the Latin word pati, which means "to suffer or endure". Therefore, at the root of passion is suffering. This is a far cry from the way we casually toss around the world in our day to day conversations. Instead of asking what would bring me enjoyment? which is how many people think about following their passion, we should instead ask "what work am I willing to suffer for today?"
Great work requires suffering for something beyond yourself. It’s created when you bend your life around a mission and spend yourself on something you deem worthy of your best effort.
What is your worthwhile cause?