Self Discovery.

I read profile of great men. Gandhi, Einstein, Nehru to brand new leaders like Obama, and intellectual cum businessmen like Peter Thiel, etc. Their lives seriously conflict with mine. Their lives were filled with grandeur and high thinking, concepts and hard work. As a matter of self-criticism, I am more inclined towards non-doing and patiently waiting for desire to work. Does it work like that? Is it wrong for the self to discover the self. A passion which will be as imminent to life as a burning house you are trapped in. The reason to work will not be an escape but a reflection of self.