What’s your drive? (3 mins)

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Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see
what you are great at doing,
and if you are truly great, success will come chasing
after you.
Suzy Kassem

When asked during an interview how he managed to reach the top as a professional bodybuilder and Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger
replied with a single word, “Drive!” Imagine how it could feel to drive your own car. Now, imagine how it would feel when you drive a car but lost in search of a given location.
Everyone’s life is been driven by something. Ever sat and wondered what drives you to do what you do every day? For me, it’s the promise of growth, the promise of change, hope and the desire to be more than what I am at present.

Most dictionaries, define drive as to guide,  to control or to direct. Whether you’re driving a car, a nail, football or golf ball, you are guiding, controlling and directing it to a given position or place.

Unfortunately, people are been driven by many things which are of little or not if much importance and three of which are:

  1. Guilt
    They spend their entire lives running from regrets and holding their shame. Guilt-driven people are manipulated by memories. They allow their past control their future.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Søren Kierkegaard

They subconsciously punish themselves, sabotaging their own success.

  1. Resentment and Anger
    They hold on to limits and never get over them. Instead of releasing their pain through forgiveness, they rehearse it over and over in their minds. Some anger-driven people “clam-up” an d internalize their anger, while others “blow-up” and explode it on objects around or other people. Those who’ve hurt you in the past, can’t continue to do so unless you hold on to the painful thought through resentment.

  1. Fear
    This could be as a result of traumatic experience, unrealistic expectations, or even genetic predisposition. Regardless of the cause, fear-driven folks, often miss great opportunities because they’re scared to venture out. Instead, they play it safe, avoiding the risk by trying to maintain the status quo.

There’s no better way to be driven than by purpose. Without a purpose, life will be a motion without meaning, a car without fuel, and an activity without direction. To be driven by purpose is kinda having a mission statement in mind. With a drive, purpose or mission statement, life won’t be trivial, petty or pointless.

The difference between desire and drive is the difference between expressing yourself, and proving yourself. _Larry Wilson

Thanks to a blogger friend Nicia of RRRepeat who popped up the question what’s your blog’s mission statement? Since then, I’ve got focused and more motivated. Here’s the drive, purpose or mission statement for this blog.

To empower, thoughtfully provoke and inspire people by spreading knowledge of self-development and life-changing stories that leads to feelings of belonging and hope in both myself and my readers.

Do you have one, What’s yours? Leave your link below. I’ll do well to come visit. Let’s connect.
Thanks for reading.

Think Positive, Think Different.

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11 thoughts on “What’s your drive? (3 mins)

  1. Hi Precious,

    Very inspiring post.

    My purpose is simple, and that is to change the negative thoughts of one person each day so that he/she knows that there is much more to life than doom and gloom…that will make me happy. Just one person then I will be changing the lives of 365 people.

    I think that we all should have a mission statement as you mentioned so that others can see our purpose.

    Dehan

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  6. Thank you for the mention, George. I’m glad that my question gave you motivation. 🙂 Whenever in doubt, read it again and as many times you need. By time, you might want to change it, because everything grows, isn’t it? 🙂

    This was a great post, as always, and focus on pain points that people need to address if they want to drive their life. It’s always inspiring to read you, thank you! ❤

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