A table by the window, front row seats at a conference, first-class tickets, a room with an ocean view, or a loving relationship.
It can also be boring. For whatever reason it sounded like it would be fun, so after some road blocks of getting rejected the first time around, I finally made it in my junior year. Everything you do should be an expression of your purpose.
I did well in all of them. My earliest memories about literacy all center around the dining room table at home. Following passions drives something inside you, it excites you, gives you energy you never thought you had.
Without passion for your subject and a desire for your students to learn and be the best in the world, then we have failed as a teacher and failure is not an option. In fact, Walter Isaacson who was the biographer of Jobs is not a huge fan of passion. These needs must be taken care of before you pursue your passions.