I prefer the use of drive over passion. I find that passion is a great word to define your interest in something as in – “I am passionate about Internet Of Things devices. I’ve bought a kit, played with it, I’ve even built a small little application – this has been fun.”
I’ve shown my passion for IoT.
But when you are driven, when you have a drive for something like the Internet of Things, you start to push yourself to not only understand how the kit works, but how to make it better, how to create something that you can productize and share with the world. How to reach out to that potential new client with an unproven idea that no one has ever heard of.
Drive is what keeps you going when the chips are down, the hours long, and you’re feeling a little burnt but the end is near and you refuse to relent.