What drives you?

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What drives you? Or in other words, what motivates you?

I've asked myself this question many times over the years for which my answers have changed depending on the circumstances. Nonetheless, as of right now, I believe 3 key ideas are acting as the driving forces in my life which guide the kinds of decisions I make.

The first driving force for me is my constant desire to learn as much as I can about the world and how the world functions. This includes topics such as philosophy, physics, business, politics, psychology and essentially anything that I can get my hands on to learn more about the inner workings of our existence. I truly believe that this constant desire to understand has really helped me succeed at my own life objectives and to move forward into the future.

The second driving force that keeps me going is my desire to help people deal with their personal issues and assist them in finding resolutions to their problems. As we grow older, we are all faced with unpredictable life situations that really can take their toll on us. Without having someone to talk out the problems with, these kinds of difficulties can manifest into anxiety and depression issues among other negative effects. I am grateful to have people in my life that have helped me get through tough times and I would gladly help anyone get through theirs.

The last idea that drives me is my Mother as one of my role models. She grew up Fiji, a very poor country and then came to Canada and married after which she had my brother and myself. To give us a good life, she constantly worked two jobs and made sure that we never felt like we were missing anything. No matter how tired she was or how late it was, if we wanted something to eat or drink, or to watch a movie, she would always come through. Her constant drive to help my brother and I become kind human beings and her drive to "never give up" really inspired me to build upon her approach to life.

This question of drive has always been intriguing as everyone will give their own unique set of reasons to what keeps them motivated in life. I'm sure some people will say that they are driven by the pursuit of gaining recognition, wealth, competition, helping others and so forth.

Let me finish by posing the question again.

What drives you?

Irshad Khan

Someone who has always taken an interest in trying to learn about different subjects such as philosophy and psychology to gain a deeper understanding of our world.

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