What drives you to wake up in the morning and go on with your day?
What drives you to go to into work and put in your hours?
What drives you to succeed in life at whatever you do?
These are the kinds of questions that I’ve asked myself many times over the years and it’s still a question that I have yet to give a solid answer to. Nonetheless, as of right now, I believe 3 key ideas are acting as the driving forces in my life which guide the kinds of decisions I make.
The first driving force for me is my constant desire to learn as much as I can about the world and how the world functions. This includes topics such as philosophy, physics, business, politics, psychology and essentially anything that I can get my hands on to learn more about the inner workings of our existence. I truly believe that this constant desire to understand has really helped me succeed at my own life objectives and to move forward into the future.
The second driving force that keeps me going is my desire to help people deal with their personal issues and assist them in finding resolutions to their problems. As we grow older, we are all faced with unpredictable life situations that really can take their toll on us. Without having someone to talk out the problems with, these kinds of difficulties can manifest into anxiety & depression issues among other negative effects. I am grateful to have people in my life that have helped me get through tough times, and I would gladly help anyone get through theirs.
The last idea that drives me is my Mother as one of my role models. She grew up Fiji, a very poor country and then came to Canada & married after which she had my brother & myself. To give us a good life, she constantly worked two jobs and made sure that we never felt like we were missing anything. No matter how tired she was or how late it was, if we wanted something to eat or drink, or to watch a movie, she would always come through. Her constant drive to help my brother & I become kind human beings and her drive to “never give up” really inspired me to build upon her approach to life.
This question of drive has always been intriguing as everyone will give their own unique set of reasons to what keeps them motivated in life. I’m sure some people will say that they are driven by the pursuit of gaining recognition, wealth, competition, helping others & so forth.
Let me finish by posing the question again.
What drives you?