Passion starts before you design a product, before you show up for work in the morning. It even starts before you eat breakfast, get out of bed, or shake last nights dream out of your mind. Passion is your destiny.
You can buy the uniform, stitch on all the badges and recite the pledge, but unless you are already passionate about what you do without the recognition, your improvement is going to be incremental.
The Wright brothers threw all the incremental research pertaining to flight out the window, and as uneducated high school drop outs exceeded the progress of the greatest minds in the world.
150 year ago, when asked what they needed, farmers might have asked for bigger, stronger horses or maybe more horses. None of them would have thought to ask for a tractor.