Last week I wrote about graduation, my sister and finding your passion, in order to really unleash your "inner honor student", as I put it.
As is often the case, once my mind gets working on something, I find that I pay more attention to the world and look for examples/counter-examples etc in my daily life. It turns out that "finding your passion" appears to be a rather popular meme in the blogosphere at the moment, because I came across a number of posts that were talking about passion in a similar manner. I didn't go looking for validation, but I guess I found some :)
Most emboldening, however, was footage from the conversation between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs at the "D" conference. Below is the final segment of their talk, where they took audience questions and if you forward to the 8:50 mark, you'll see them answer a question by talking about loving what they do. Jobs, in particular, talks about it really eloquently.
By the way, I highly recommend checking out the entire video, if you're interested. These are two of the greatest minds in technology and their interaction, respect for one another and viewpoints are, for me, really quite inspiring to watch. You can find the comprehensive coverage at the All Things D site, here.
Also, given that one of the above-mentioned posts about passion that I came across was Drew Meyers' riff on the same topic, I thought I'd link to his post as well.