Day 3 of the Purpose Drive Life asks "What drives your life?" It gave the 5 major examples of what drives people lives. Guilt, Resentment/Anger, Fear, Materialism and Approval.
I have lived my life through Fear and Approval.
The fear of the unknown, the fear of change and the fear of failure.
I have also lived my life wanting others approval. I have done what's expected of me so that I would never disappoint anyone. I am an appeaser, which is not good because a lot of times I am angry as I am doing whatever is asked or expected of me. My Mom always told me "if you can't do it with a happy heart don't do it at all." Guess what? I didn't take her advice very often!
I am not complaining about my life at all. But I don't take chances, I don't take risks because I am afraid! I am trying to change my outlook on life, I am trying to take more chances and I am trying to say no if I really am not happy about doing something.
What drives your life? How have you been living?