Psychology For Photographers:
Passions are often confused with hobbies, but there is a critical difference. A hobby is “a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation.”
Passions, on the other hand, are not relaxing. Passions don’t leave you alone. Passions insert themselves into your life whether you have time for them or not. Passions soothe you and drive you crazy at the same time.
We think of a passion as something we love, an overwhelming feeling of devotion and obsession. But in older English, ‘passion’ also meant ‘suffering‘. And even now, passions will exact a high price from us — but one we never seem to mind paying.
So the question of finding your passion is not discovering what you like, but what you would be willing to suffer for to keep doing.
Amen and amen. I feel very fortunate that I get to make a living out of one of my true passions (web development).