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What really Drives You? Are you doing what you most want to be doing in life?
Have you created exactly what you’ve always wanted for yourself?
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Maybe you’ve let your passion pass you by and have compromised your true dreams. Or it may feel as though you’ve lost what moves you to follow your heart.
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It seems to be such a simple question though most people may find they have difficulty in even stating their true life passion and desire. Can you state your personal “Deep Driving Desire” in life only to yourself in the mirror? Is that what it really is?
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How is it that some people can be on a path doing whatever it takes to complete their highest goal or objectives. While at the same time others seem to have great difficulty staying focused on their intended course, difficulty motivating themselves to take regular action and just can’t seem to keep moving forward to meet what they believe to be their most important life goal?
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The simple answer is, that when you are following the path to a goal that comes from deep within your own personal truth, you will move forward unceasingly and relentlessly thorough all the possible obstacles (you may not even notice them as obstacles) without a sense of time or distance. You might feel as if you are being moved by an energy greater than yourself.
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On the other hand, when you choose a life path or goal from a place of Ego, it is much more difficult to complete without great frustration, stress, anxiety and discord. It makes it harder to get up each day and joyfully plow through that adventurous path towards an important life objective.
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A common knee-jerk reaction might be to say “I have no Ego.” But that would just be your ego speaking… An Egocentric life choice is not necessarily a conscious and intentionally chosen goal to “show-off,” impress or boisteriously keep up with the Joneses. Egocentric life decisions are not that simple nor are they black and white. And, choosing a life path or goal that is not entirely aligned with one’s personal truth is not always all that bad either.
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Most often a less than ideal life choice is unconscious and made in some way to please others. One example would be a child wanting to please their parents. So a son or daughter may develop with the idea of becoming a doctor, a lawyer, a military officer, an accountant, a butcher, a hair stylist, a priest, or any number of other possible careers. At times a parent overtly pushes their children towards specific careers and at other times they more subtly instill ideas by inferred means. Some cultures urge their children toward thinking they should become a specific practitioner. Another example is pressure placed on growing youth by their peers and educators. “I get positive feedback from my friends or professors” when I perform certain tasks or achieve specific goals. That means I’ll always have that type of attention if I keep accomplishing those feats! Then there are also those who are so magnificently and naturally skilled in some area like sports, performing, debating, cutting hair, science experiments… and they think that this is what they should be doing for a living. Genetics doesn’t determine our personal truth.
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All of these might be in the category of Egocentric choices. You understand that if you work in that certain career that your parent, friends, teachers or other people you look up to approves, than you are doing what you are supposed to be doing. Everyone enjoys positive feedback, positive attention, which feels good and can easily be mis-interpreted as the origin of what makes you happy. But more commonly, that kind of approval and attention is far to transient, never enough and shallow in attempting to satisfy a lifelong career choice. At the end of a day, the year, the decade, in the quiet of just being with yourself or lying down to sleep at night, feelings of lack, like something is missing or incomplete, or there’s something else you wish you were doing or would have done will keep creeping in to your mind.
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Joy is an inside job. It doesn’t come from anyone else…
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The good news is, you’ve not wasted one moment of your life. Everything you’ve done to this point has been exactly what you were supposed to be doing. It’s never too late to realize your true life path. Life starts here. Every day, every moment you have the opportunity to make it count. If you have yet to find it, that ideal, joyful, gratifying goal or objective that will increase your life satisfaction, it is just a thought away.
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Life is meant to be a creative, stimulating joyful journey of health, love, peace, and harmony. This doesn’t mean every step of the path will necessarily be easy (that’s another post), but joy comes from being in the moment of personal truth while moving forward on your genuine path. It’s an adventure!
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So if you are doing what you love, what drives you and motivates you, there will be greater joy in each step. You will pass through what others consider obstacles and only notice them in your rear view mirror.
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Finding one’s “Deep Driving Desire” may take only a moment, or months or even most of a lifetime. Luckily, you own personal truth is always present right under the surface of every thought and will surface when you are ready.
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There are so many different paths people follow and techniques that are available to find your “Deep Driving Desire.” It will be a path that is so personally true and so important to you that it doesn’t matter what anyone else on earth thinks. You will simply know it is what your are supposed to be doing. It will come from that place where you are connected to the Divine Source, the “Energy that is Everything (God as you know him).
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One technique you might start with though it can turn into other interesting tasks besides finding one’s Deep Driving Desire, is to contemplate in meditation;
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What would I do if I had one week, just seven days, to live? (besides packing your bags, collecting the family and taking a big, long trip).
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What would I feel I didn’t get to do or finish?
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What have I not done because I might have to tolerate disapproval from family friends or colleagues?
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It is likely that one of the many skills you have in this moment are a part of your true path. It doesn’t mean you need to start from scratch.
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Live from your own personal place of creativity, joy, love, peace and harmony. You come from and have available to you, an endless resource of energy and assistance.
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Be Inspired!
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Live Life’s Joy!
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Dr. Robin L. Futoran
drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com
inspirednmotivated.com


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