Passion is defined as a powerful emotion or feeling. Feeling such as love or hate. For us at Peepal, passion is what drives us to create and then, create again the next morning. It’s what fuels our lives and gives it meaning. If someone asked us, ‘Would you do what you do for a living, even if you didn’t get paid to do it?’ We’d say, ‘Hell yeah’. And mean it.
But one person alone cannot drive passion for an organization. It’s a collective effort.
Effort is probably not the right term to describe what we are saying. Happening sounds more like it. It’s a collective happening. Each one of us has an important role to play for this happening to come to life. Even if one person felt disconnected from the work or the space or the people, chances are we won’t succeed. This is what we believe in because we know from experience that this works.
You’re probably thinking that this is a bit of an exaggeration. Passion can’t be that important. But trust us, it is. Real work only happens when everyone in the organization chooses to lean in. Lean in to give support, to create and to make sure they are there till the end. Of course, we all come with different skills and our own ability to absorb and contribute. No two people can contribute to a project or an idea the same way. That’s not what we mean. It’s the attitude that matters. That attitude of ‘I am here, I am available because I believe in us’ is what creates the shift. Within people and within organizations.
That’s what creates a favorable environment for ideation and creation of work worth being proud of. And of course, we are proud of the work we do.