Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Drive vs Passion

I have just finished The Monk and the Riddle which is a story about starting your own business. An interesting sentence in the book "Passion pulls you toward something you cannot resist. Drive pushes you toward something you feel compelled or obligated to do"
This hit a chord with me. In the past I think I have been very driven - because I was brought up to work hard, and I felt that receiving a great salary meant I had to push myself. Now I am starting out on my own and realise the reason why I feel content and as happy as I have ever been, is that I am now following my passion. Doing something I feel I was born to do.....hours fly by because I love what I am doing. I just wish that I had read this book a few years ago and understood the difference between drive and passion ! Ask yourslf one question "What do I care about, and how do I satisfy that need ?" I now firmly believe that if you are not satisfyng or feeding that need, you will not find true happiness.


Anonymous said...

We all want to follow our passion but mortgages etc get in the way. We are too afraid of the risk and yet the risk of not follwoing our passion is probably bad health from stress ! Sometimes what we need to do is find a way for that passion in our present role and build from there

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