How to find your passion: If I read this right, I think he’s saying you need to leave yourself with a lot of free time, in which you need to do a lot of stuff to find something you’re interested in, then follow up on it and see if something sticks. I’ll, uh… get right on that.
But seriously, it’s true. The same has been said for finding inspiration. You can’t sit and do nothing, waiting for it to strike. Like today, I’ve got a problem without a solution on the backburner, from which I’ve moved on and am working on something else. Taking a break from that something else, I started browsing through RSS feeds, saw an image of something completely unrelated that totally inspired an idea for the backburner project.