Why Being Driven is a Good Thing

Is being driven a good thing or a bad thing?  I guess it depends on who you talk to and what they mean.  I think being driven is a good thing.  As a matter of fact, God created us with drive.  What else is there, to get up every day and dread what may happen?  To just drift and go along with everyone else? As some people say, just go with the flow?  Remember before you go with the flow, that everything flows downward.  No, I think driven is a good thing.  William Faulkner said, “An artist is a creature driven by demons.  He doesn’t know why they chose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.” 

I understand that a little bit.  The drive inside won’t go away.  It wasn’t put there by demons.  I believe it was put there by God.  So today we talked about the four things for which we were created with drive.  These are the things we pursue because it is how God created us.  They are hot-wired into our soul.  We long for them every day.  And then we talked about how important it is to channel these drives into the right areas.  How do we know what the right areas are?  Well we have to take the time to define what success is, and we talked about four different channels our drives can find, not only fulfillment, but true joy.

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