I think about this question almost all the time. "What Drives Me"? This could mean many things, but when I ask myself this question, it pertains to my business life, personal life and spiritual life. I believe that when we combine all three of those areas we succeed and in turn, are the happiest.
We've all heard the saying, "Do what you love, love what you do". I think we all, if not daily think about what it is we love and dwell, dwell, dwell on it. I know I sure do. I would love to do nothing more than what I love full time and never have a complaint in the world. However, that is again just dreaming. No matter what it is you love to do, there will always be something that will either:
A) Hold You Back
B) Makes you regret your decision
C) Move you out of your position
We tend to stay around the area of things holding us back. Not many people I've talked to have really stayed on (B) or (C).
So my question to you is, "What holds you back from doing what you love?" Is it fear of failure? Not having enough money? Do you feel that you are not qualified in that area? I know from being in certain jobs in my life I've felt I was not qualified, but when you put in 150% I'm telling you, people notice and it moves you up faster than having a degree. That goes for any job really. So, get that out of your head and realize that, qualification doesn't mean you need higher education.
The second question is what this blog is about, "What Drives You?" For me it's my family. I can without a doubt say that I have the most supportive wife ever! She will tell me to take chances and then we trust the process. What is the process? God is the process for all things. When we align our passion, gifts, talents and abilities up to what God has for us, only then can we without a doubt conquer our fear, not regret our decisions and then move out of certain situations/positions and into the calling and purpose He has for our lives. So what is my second motivation? Yup, it is God. When I place God first in every aspect of my life, finances, family, jobs, etc, only then can I really succeed at anything I decide to do. It's never easy, always requires certain sacrifices, but then again, life isn't easy and requires us to be direct and step out of our comfort zone.
Until next time, I encourage you to "Do What Drives You".