Do you look forward to tomorrow? Or would you rather hibernate until your world changes?
Do you tackle life by carefully setting goals, planning how to get there, and thoroughly enjoying the ride?!
Or is it the reassurance and need of that someone special? That someone who stimulates, will challenge you emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually; it is their special presence which makes you feel so good inside, wholesome, able to cope with your world.
They know your hot and cold buttons, their journey is your journey and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have looked at what drives us pretty much in these ways, and have tried to offer some identity.
We’re either motivated to reach or acquire specific targets in life – Car, Job, Fame, Money, Status, Property… (commonly material driven), or we want nothing more than to love and be loved – to see your children grow up and become successful, to right the wrongs in the world, helping the down trodden, your personal calling (commonly emotionally and or spiritually driven).
Of course for some of us, it can be a combination of both.
But what if your life is seriously fast paced, chasing the dollars, feeling the need to be ahead of the game, itching for that latest gadget, the must have ‘good looking’ person on your arm, that photo with that celebrity to post online, the YOU incorporated…
Is there anything else deep down that may be missing to fully complete your life’s jigsaw puzzle?
Or are you constantly aware of the days turning into weeks, and on into months as your life seemingly has no distinct meaning or purpose?
Will your tomorrow be no different from today? Life is a routine that offers no sense of growth or achievement.
What about you?
Understanding what can drive and motivate you to look forward to tomorrow, is important. Indeed self-reflection is important.
It can help to improve your personal relationship, your career and the lives of those that matter most to you. The more you take the opportunity to understand yourself, the more those around you and their world will make sense.
I would like you to reflect on this a little more… which of the two categories do you align yourself with most, and why?
What is your driver in life?