According to Physics, a body remains in a state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by a force. That is a law that has been in existence for quite a while now and it’s straightforward too. When you stand on a spot and are pushed, you no longer stay on that spot but move a step forward or backward.
I’ve always regarded that quote by Abe Lincoln as a powerful one. The strange thing is that I had seen the quote countless number of times but I didn’t value it until I needed it. A year before I went to the University, I was what you would regard as ‘premature’. I didn’t know my left from my right and had no idea what I wanted out of life.
Watching my mates go to school while I stayed at home for that whole year was really discouraging but I later realized that it was worth it. It was at this time that I sat down and did a lot of self-examination. I needed a lot of things to take along to the next level and one of them was a drive. That’s when that quote above became a really good friend. It applies to everything in life like relationships, death, career, marriage, wealth acquisition, business, academics and so much more. It talks about one thing, which is preparation and it has totally become a part of my life.
Choosing a drive can be tricky, especially if you don’t know where you’re headed in life. It’s just like a cab driver asking for your destination and you say, ‘anywhere’. He’s not going to waste his fuel on you.
Knowing where you’re going would help you choose the right vehicle, be it a car, minivan, chopper or jet. From experience, a drive should be chosen on the following two criteria.
1. It must be internal.
Choosing your spouse, girlfriend or money as your drive would only bring you back to square one in the end. Why? Well, they won’t be there forever. They’ll leave you one day and then what happens? You start searching for another one. The good thing about internal drives is that they stay with you until you die or you no longer have use for them. They are not influenced by external occurrences but by your final destination.
2. They should be derived from something you love or enjoy doing.
I found this quote from a book. Reading is a part of me and I’m never compelled or forced to do it. It’s just like being inspired or getting a feeling of satisfaction whenever you play the guitar or piano. Having a drive to help others achieve this same feeling would make the route to your destination simple.
It’s never too late to get a driving force. The most important thing is getting one and using it’s instructions to guide you. Whichever one you chose, just make sure that you’re ready to abide by its code of conduct. Feel free to use mine if you wish.
Do you have a drive? What other ways do you think a drive can be acquired? Let’s hear your thoughts, your comments are welcome.