Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Can one have an absence of a driving imperative in one's life?
Can a life be so unchallenged that the lust to climb higher or rise above, is absent?
Can it be that a life can just drift?
I think NOT but the imperative that would drive us can be buried so deeply that we miss it, overlook it, don't live up to it and therefore we don't live up to our potential.
What is my imperative?
What is my potential?
Two weeks ago when Retabile tagged me for this meme, I thought I had the answer but two weeks of thinking about it, digesting the question, has taught me something else entirely.
Initially I thought my driving imperative was my faith in God - a God of love. But faith/belief isn't an imperative. If you have it, it is THE aid that carries you forward. In reality, it is the thing we want, the thing that we are driven to overcome and rise above that is our imperative. What was/is my driving imperative? What is it that I need to overcome?
My entire life I have been afflicted with a lack of confidence, focus, and discipline to follow a path. I drifted. Floated. Took occasional stops to adjust and change directions.
Marriage - Bad
School - Long and hard
Marriage - Good
Children - The best
Work - Not what I planned on or hoped for.
Aging - A door to new opportunities to get it right, at last.
What drives me now? What is the wheel that I steer? That I control?
What is my God-given gift that I can use to serve myself and somehow serve others?
I can listen.
I can give.
I can hear a call and inspire others to do good.
I have time to do something great. Leave my imprint.
That is my Driving Imperative - to live - finally!! - live up to my potential and at the same time lead others to rise to theirs.
If any of you are inspired to asked this question of yourself, I highly recommend it. Five people that I would be interested in hearing from (out of sooooo many, darn it) are:
Lee-Ann - Pear Tree Cottage
Chamara - Gypsy Purple
Jennie - Blog in a Cyber Bottle
Mary Timme - BeadFluff
Viccie - Moon, Stars, and Paper
BUT, remember, no obligation. This could be a tough one but anyone who is so inclined is welcome to join in as well. Please let me know if you do. And be sure to visit Geoffrey, the originator of this meme.
Posted by Annie Jeffries at 8:40 AM