On the Origin of Passion
About the book
This collection of stories addresses the phenomenon of finding your passion. That much-mentioned drive that people want, even crave. Whether it’s something you find or something that finds you, passion is an essential and necessary ingredient to a satisfying life. Passion is especially relevant when considering that life-consuming reality called work.
Serendipity played a role in discovering these stories of how people became who they wanted to be by doing what they truly love and making it their life’s work. They make for a motivating read, whether from cover to cover or flipping through at will.
Start is the operative word here. One of these stories, a memory in itself, could help conjure a nostalgic experience in the past, however distant, that made a lasting impression—the kind that connects with passion. Altogether, this book was made to nudge you toward experiencing that passion, whether you found it or it found you. Either way, it provides a scenario for becoming yourself. And this is a very auspicious start.
Another distinct perk of this book
Words and pictures are a timeless and potent pair. Each quote is accompanied by a bold illustration by Summer Pierre, who became a cartoonist. Her work features extraordinary drawings of the ordinary: people, food, places and things. She draws and writes a blog dedicated to her livelihood of “Paper Pencil Life.” Her latest adventure: a “Writing & Drawing Comics E-Course.”
Ultimate benefit of this book
A unique and encouraging volume (intended to be the first of many) for motivating you to make your own memories—dared and driven by your passion.
Nate Burgos is a designer for the Fortune 5,000,000 who strives to do thoughtful work. He runs Design Feast—his long-term project dedicated to creative culture—which writer Alissa Walker described as “a resource that’s hard to put down once you’ve dug in.”