A History of My Own Driving Values
When I was a kid, I was more like my younger son and attempted to avoid pain more than seek pleasure. As I got older (later high school and early college years) my driving value shifted to hard work.
Because of my academic limitations I realized I had to work harder than my peers to achieve the same level of success. So that’s just what I did. For me it wasn’t just about the success that my hard work created. It was about living up to my potential and being proud of myself.
I knew I would never be the stand out student in any of my classes, but I took great pleasure in knowing that no one would have worked harder or spent more time reading/studying than I would have. This value extended into my early adulthood as I began to collect jobs at one point working four different jobs.Continue reading →