What drives creativity? What makes you be more creative?
Passion leads to new ideas, to perseverance, and ultimately, to success. If you ask any successful leader what drives them, they will most likely tell you that it’s their passion that keeps them going.
The word “Passion” itself comes from the Latin root “pati”, which means “to suffer”. When you’re suffering, the element that helps you overcome this “pati” is your passion. Passion is what helped Gandhi and Dr. King persevere during the worst racial hate of the time. Passion is what drove Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to spent 4 nights working on a prototype, which changed computers forever. Passion is what led Mike Tornabene and Gian Hunjan create Dom Mazzetti. And passion will be what drives YOU, whether you’re training for a 5K or studying for the CPA exam.
As young adults, the world is essentially our oyster. For those of us enrolled in school, we have access to a variety of resources to help us pursue what we love. Colleges today have many tools that allow students to pursue what they love, ranging from soccer fields to coding classes. But none of these tools are useful unless we take advantage of them. It doesn’t necessarily matter what you’re passionate about, just as long as you pursue it. Once you are passionate about something, you will be more creative and more persistent to work hard. Passion is what will generate creativity and what will ultimately lead to your greatness. Don’t know what you’re fully passionate about yet? That’s okay, as long as you treat everything you do with the same high level of intensity that you would use for your own passion. The most important thing is to make it yours and to own it.
So whether you’re in that Operations Management class or blogging in your dorm room, remember to find your passion and exploit it. You’re young, you’re hungry for success, and you have all the tools to make full use of your passions. So in the famous words of a certain global shoe brand, “Just Do It”!
What are you passionate about? How can you be more creative with what you love? Let me know in the comments below!