Thursday, March 09, 2006

Stop and Think

David, over at Thunder Run, has posted an EXCELLENT article entitled, "What Drives Your Life?" Here's a snippet:

For the past two weeks I’ve been reading Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life and I can see why it is a best seller, but this is not a book review, rather it is as the title suggests an attempt to define what it is that drives some people to live their lives a particular way and make the choices in life that they do. Rick Warren discusses this in depth in his book, he says, “Everyone’s life is driven by something…Right now you may be driven by a problem, a pressure, or a deadline. You may be driven by a painful memory, a haunting fear, or an unconscious belief. There are hundreds of circumstances, values and emotions that can drive your life.”
When I was reading this chapter in Rick’s book I couldn’t help but wonder, “What drove men like Mike Stokely, Captain Danjel Bout, Russ Currie, Captain B and the thousands of other men and women who volunteer to go into harms way to serve their country? Why did they feel the pull and not everyone in this country?” And then I realized it…

Read the rest of his wonderful, thought-provoking post HERE.

And, as a discussion starter.... what is driving YOU and your life? What do you feel is your purpose in life, if any? Why do you feel that way?


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