It’s not about passion. Passion is something that we tend to overemphasize, that we certainly place too much importance on. Passion ebbs and flows. To me, it’s about desire. If you have constant, unwavering desire to be a cook, then you’ll be a great cook.
Good thoughts from Thomas Keller on passion vs. desire. Applies to so much beyond cooking too.
I couldn’t help reading this through the lens of startup life. In a startup you sometimes have to slog through on those days when your passion wanes. What keeps you going is often, as Keller puts it, an “unwavering desire” to be the best [founder / coder / builder / designer / hustler / etc.] that you can be.