What DRIVES you?
Is it passion? glory? wants? needs? what?
For me, my drive comes from one thing, the need to be better than I was yesterday. Smarter, Faster, Stronger, More Efficient, More Enlightened, these are my current measures of comparing myself to the day before. Am I smarter, do I know something that I did not know the day before? Am I faster, can I move faster, think faster? Am I stronger, Can I lift more, can I handle more? Am I more efficient, have my challenges taught me to complete tasks faster, better, and with less energy? Am I more enlightened, have I obtained insight, am I more tolerant?
I don’t want to just be good, or live a long life. I want to be better. Better than everyone else around me. Don’t get me wrong, I am not delusional, I do not truly believe that I will be better than everyone else around me. I subscribe to the belief that there is always someone who knows more than you do, someone who is better than you are. However, I want to meet these people, learn their secrets, learn their challenges, learn from them.
I also believe fully in a quote from Nelson Mandela, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” I may be trying to become better than everyone else, but I am not going to hide it, and not allow others to see my capabilities. I am going to flaunt myself, I am going to put myself on a pedestal, I am going to put myself on display for the whole world to see.
It may take decades for me to be better than most around me, I may never get there, however I am going to give it my all, I will quite literally die trying.
I will be that person who people look up to. I will be a role model. I will be motivation for others. The question is not “will I?”, the question is “when will I?”.
What drives you?