The Personal Drivers Approach

Different people are driven by different things. Many start by aiming to get the basic materials for life. They then focus on other drivers and translate these into working to achieve a certain picture of success.

Purpose Driven

Some people are driven by a sense of purpose. They may aim to follow a spiritual faith, follow their vocation or pursue a mission. They then work towards achieving a compelling goal.

Principles Driven

Some people believe in following certain principles. These act as a guiding compass that provide a framework for making decisions in their life and work. They then aim translate these principles into action.

People Driven

Some people are people driven. They enjoy being with certain people and giving them encouragement. They feel alive when they are with these people and want to help them to succeed.

Passion Driven

Some people focus on what they feel passionately about. They may then translate this passion into action. Some people may also aim to follow their passion, be professional and achieve peak performance.

Positive Contribution Driven

Some people want to give positive things to people during their time on the planet. They may also want to pass on knowledge and practical tools that encourage both present and future generations.

Personal Status Driven

Some people want to feel important by achieving fame, riches or status. This can lead to constant striving. They may follow this path in ways that can be healthy or unhealthy for themselves or other people.

Power Driven

Some people want to achieve power. They want to get into positions where they can control people or tell them how they should live. This can become addictive and lead to them wanting even more power.

Let’s return to your own life. What are the things you feel driven to do? How do you try to translate these into action? What are your reasons for wanting to follow these drivers?

If you wish, try tackling the exercise on this theme. This invites you to complete the following sentences.

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