Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Help me win a New Ford Territory for a Year and $5,000
I've been driven to Distraction (I visit there a lot, although I can't quite remember the way),
blown around by the driving wind,
been on crazy four-wheel-drive trips,
and I drove sheep as a kid. True story.
I've driven a hard bargain,
driven good cars and crappy cars,
eaten plenty from lamington and chocolate drives,
stored my life on a hard drive,
and I've even been driven up walls (and driven plenty of people up walls myself).
But the drive that's had the biggest impact on my life is my own inner drive.
Dream big, aim for the stars, work hard, achieve great things, make something of your life, have it all - they're the catchphrases of my life. They're the words I hear in my mind as I wake up, as I do my day-to-day tasks, as I carve out time to do my great things, and as I drift off to sleep.
I've always been driven. Success is the ultimate aim of my life... but it's how I define that concept that's changed.
Where success once meant money, it now means a big smile on my daughter's face and my husband's hand reaching out to hold mine. Where once it was somewhere distant in the future, now I grasp it every day. Back then a quiet day was a waste of time, and now it's an opportunity to think, refresh and be inspired.
And while daydreaming (of success, or of anything else) used to be something I was told off for - by my teachers and my bosses - now being driven to Distraction is part of my job description.
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Posted at 2:52 PM