A simple question, but with a much tougher answer.
What is the one thing that has the ability to transform your outlook on life and keep you awake at night? The one thing that ignites your soul and gives you that greater sense of meaning and significance?
That ONE things that gives you the permission you need to be completely unrealistic with your dreams and even more outrageous with your pursuit of it?
Personally, I believe that I am driven by the fact that my work can affect the lives of others in a positive way. This can be both a blessing and a curse.
A blessing because nothing beats the feeling of being able to help others.
A curse because it is easy to get carried away and do these things for the wrong reasons (self validation, ego, pride).
But surely, finding that thing that drives you and excites you is a wonderful feeling. So please, for the sake of yourself and all of humanity… find that one thing that drives you and stick with it.
You owe it to yourself.
Don’t listen to societies soundless judgements and exaggerated limitations.
The world needs more people like you.
The world needs more dreamers, more warriors, more heroes, and more lovers.
The underdog always reigns supreme.
So keep on dreaming my friends!
Dream to your hearts content and act upon those dreams.
Just make sure to keep your feet on the ground, your ego at bay, and to keep doing what you do for the greater good (a reminder for myself first).
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.
So… What Drives You?
PS: I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below.