Naturally occurring mountains and valleys, weather, and physical obstacles, while all others are creations of humankind. Laws, boundaries on maps and between people, mores, moods, norms, regulations, and procedures have nothing to do with nature, yet everything to do our abilities and inabilities to deal with each other, and our internal struggles.
History and mystery DNA-embedded, we leave our home-womb carrying survival lessons from ancestors, auto-responses to danger. Everything required to keep blood flowing, to keep breathing, is factory installed.
The rest, from parents, teachers, and experiencing life. We’re conditioned to trust others more than our instincts, herded one way or another by society (governments, business, organized groups tilting at their windmills), or economic forces’ quiet hands.
Where does drive come from?
How does that originate?
Checking our internal barometer, keeping businesses going is analogous to that football term, keep the drive alive, because it fits so many situations – capturing momentum, ambition, and excitement. Stoppages in play, setbacks, and fumbles – yes, but in the end, forward momentum is critical to survival, to thriving. Looking around at aging peers, seems we need it more than we ever did to stay relevant, and to keep ourselves excited about life.
Is it naturally part of the creatures we are, imbedded from 200,000 years of our ancestors, taught to us by someone, or does it sneak into us some other way?
I don’t think it is viral, and I don’t believe everyone has it – but most of us do. Some people prove that every day. For some, it seems intermittent, like there is a short in their wiring.