Help Me Win $5000 And A New Ford Territory For A Year
This post was going to be about being driven.
It was going to be about that aspect of my personality that is dogged, that meant I had my L plates on the very first day I could after turning 16, that means after Bliss was born I studied, worked and raised her as a sometimes SAHM sometimes WAHM, complete with HD grades. It was going to be about why my husband is always slightly concerned when I “suggest” something – he knows that once I’ve set my mind to something I become very single focused until it happens.
It was going to be about that, and about finding what drives you and making the most out of it.
But it’s not.
I have been reminded that being driven also means being blinkered. And that being “busy” is a bad thing.
And something that has been stirring beneath my consciousness, deeply buried but every so often bubbling almost to the surface, is a word that popped through yesterday;
It’s something that’s been niggling away without me quite putting my finger on it. Until now.
When you are driven, and thus blinkered, there are only so many choices you can make, only so many priorities you can have, (and blinked or not), there are only so many ways you can spend your time. And so you make those choices, and you make them for you and for the end goal you have in sight.
It’s not that there’s anything wrong with that, but there is something selfish about it.
And there can be a lot wrong with being selfish.
So I’m on journey to find a path between being driven and grounded – a path that keeps my personal goals and my relational priorities in check.
I love that I am a driven person, I appreciate the genes I was given on that front but I value my relationships too much to let personal “goals” damage the things that really matter to me, and that make the achievement of those goals worthwhile.
I’m glad I’m driven, but to be a bit corny, I want to make sure I’m driving in the right direction.
What path are you on at the moment?