We get really frustrated that something is not working. We look at every aspect of it, take it apart, put it back together, scrutinize, google, and eventually throw up our hands in frustration, only to find out....
The item wasn't plugged in.
The car is out of gas.
The screen isn't connected to the projector.
We see this and we say, something to the effect of "How could I be so stupid? It was right there!" and then we move on.
Here's the interesting thing.
We never ask that question about passion for something. We have this belief that our passion for a project or cause is this endless spring that we can just dig deeper and find more. To this, I ask:
Can I will the item to work while not plugged in?
Use the car with no gas?
Will the screen to work without the cord?
Of course not.
Than why in the world, would I or anyone else expect passion to never need a recharge?
There are things we love to do and things that we are passionate about, but we need the support of others, we need fuel from good experiences, and we need to know that we are doing something that has an impact in order to feel fueled.
So today if you are having a crisis of passion for whatever project you are working on, I ask you:
Is something empty?
If so, find someone or something that will help fill you back up.
Sometimes it only takes a few words of encouragement to fuel an entire day's worth of passionate work.