Saturday, January 31, 2015

What Does it Mean to be a Driven Person?

Hey everyone!
We're going to start this post with a little story... So most days at school I spend my breaks "working" on my blog, youtube channel, or reading. On Friday, one of my friends commented that whenever he sees me on a break, I'm always on the computer doing something. He meant it as an insult, but to me it wasn't. It was one of the biggest compliments to me because I'm an incredibly driven person and it made me want to get back on my laptop and work some more. 

So what does it mean to be driven?

It means you work harder. You eat, breathe, and dream about your goal and would sacrifice anything to get there. It means that you sacrifice things like a social life, television time, breaks, to study, write, plan, and execute things that you need to. Being driven means that you don't sleep until you've accomplished what you need to for that day. It means that you're accountable to yourself and that you continue to push your boundaries further. It is not easy to be driven, and I don't think you can necessarily teach yourself to be a driven person. But if you find something you love, and that you are passionate about, it comes naturally. 

Take Caroline from CaliJae for instance. She is one of the few bloggers that are just as driven as I am. She pours her heart into her work, and it shows. She is consistently growing her brand. She offers services to bloggers and brands. She has a youtube channel. She does graphic design. She grows and constantly tries to diversify. 

Is it easy? I bet it's not. But I bet that she never once doubts that her work will pay off. I bet that she goes to bed thinking about new ventures and avenues. Why? Because she is driven. 

So, I guess I don't spend my breaks at school socializing and playing games, but that's fine by me. I'd rather read articles online (I read Entrepreneur daily), check my analytics, or write posts than socialize anyways. Why? Because that tiny sacrifice will one day make me successful. 
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  1. Cali is a great example!! She's amazing and such a hardworker and so are you!! :)


    Yours Truly, NY

  2. dawww thanks! you're an incredibly hard worker and blogger too!

  3. Thank you lovely! You are an incredible person as well as hardworking! #dreamchasing :) xo

  4. Thank you for the kind words girlie! Being driven is such a blessing and is what will get us through the hardships of entrepreneurship! It's not easy but it will be worth it!

    xo Caroline

  5. No problem Cali! You're one of the most driven people I know, and I just had to include you in this post! I'm positive this will work out well for both of us!