Have you ever wanted something so bad that all you could do was talk about it, think about it, dream about it?
Perhaps you wanted a pony as a child.
Maybe it was to make it to the Olympics.
I wonder if it was thinking about getting married.
What was that “something” that just drove you into perpetual conscious and unconscious thought which caused you massive action?
This morning it started with a question from a personal development course that I am doing: What drives people?
Luckily I have an inner circle that is very tolerant of my philosophical questions coming out of thin air, so I started by texting one person.
Princess P ended up saying: “People that I love and enjoy, nature, adventures… Celebrations and traditions power me.”
Next I texted another person, Dr. K to hear what she had to say: “Before coffee: coffee”. (I must admit that I get up so early and excited for each day that I forget people may still be sleeping.) After coffee, she text back and said, “Health and Happiness”. And then Dr. K asked her mom and she said, “Live in the moment and look to the future… not stuck in the past with regrets. Also strive for excellence not perfection.”
Then I texted a few people more because I was oh so curious. I love PEOPLE and I loved hearing what drives them.
One friend shared that she was contemplating this exact question.
Awesome A shared, “Creating a loving home for my family.”
Double D (the one who keeps giving me back my hat!), said, “My family” and
RvZ said “Work, play, laughter, kinda combo. Achievement. Getting stuff done. But the days that I spend in nature are pretty top.”
When you have great conversations like that all day long and ponder such a question like “What drives you?” the answers come clearly.
What drives me?
I seek harmony in the world around me through relationships, nature, and within myself.
I move towards freedom to be my authentic self, freedom poured out for others to be exactly who they are, time and financial freedom for my family and friends.
What drives you?
Here is my “drive” story for today: Before dinner, my boys, spied a digger down end of our road. They had this incredible drive to go and see this digger. The talked about this digger and wondered why it was there throughout the entire dinner. They ate without complaint and then they were off out the door without a word, just so that they could get an eye on this digger.
The boys reached their target!
Our brain is a cybernetic system and unless you pick a target, your unconscious brain will choose something for you. Think about these three boys and yourself as a child, what drove you? What did you love to talk about, think about, dream about?
Today, why don’t you find what drives you and then choose the target?
Go for it!
You “Cann” do it.