A Purpose Driven Life - Chapter 3

A Purpose Driven Life Chapter 3 - What Drives You?

What are you driven by?
Chapter Overview: Everyone is driven by something. Rick gives examples of what people are driven by:
  • Guilt - living in the past
  • Resentment - again, living in the past
  • Accumulation of things - an endless circle of dissatisfaction
What drives you? What would your friends say is it that drives you?


2011 (40 years old)

Going through a book like this (or a course in school) will never have a big influence on your life if you aren't hungry for it to change you. Are you ready to be changed- to be a better person, to grow into everything you have the potential to be? If you aren't hungry for that change you can still go through the book (of course) and it can still affect you but only superficially.

Comment on Feb. 13, 2011 after reading this again later - after I've finished the book...
What drives you?  What you pray about the most might help answer this question.  Also, what pops into your mind the most while you're trying to pray might be another clue.  In North America, are we driven by our desire for ultimate recreation (based on the guest speaker's sermon this morning)?  Keeping up with the Jones'?

2016 (45 years old)

Living on purpose is the path to peace. What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life?  What do I want it to be?  They would probably say work drives me.  I know after The Strength Finder that it's my sense of responsibility that drives me.  I'm certainly also driven by a sense of guilt and competition.  The more I think about this the more I realize that responsibility is a driver for me. When I didn't have much responsibility I wasn't super motivated to do stuff.


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