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Driven. Driven from within.

FEBRUARY 4, 2008


Two images come into my mind. Driven: sitting in the back seat and being driven around. Driven: intense, intent, leaning forward, possessed from within by the drive to do something.

I am the second kind of driven. I am driven to get out into the world some of the masses and masses of writing I've done, thinking I've done. Even when, like now, I am tired. Even though no one is asking for the stuff. Even though I look in the mirror and the person who looks back is older than in the photos from only a few years ago, older and more worn, less hopeful.

I feel determination. All of me isn't determined. But there is a part of me that drives me.

That part is stronger than for a while now.

Get your work done, it says. Your work. Your creative work.

It's time. Get it done. Now.

She knows that all around, so many important things are happening. Global warming for one. It's winter, but for the third winter in a row, it's nothing like what I've known - ice rain, rain, melting and freezing. It's never been this way.

Fine, says that inner part of me, that's the way it is. Nothing you can do about it. Good for Al Gore, that he was able to create something powerful enough to get many people to hear. Now you go do your thing.

So here I am, 12:53 in the morning. I am putting another page on the web. I think I have the keywords right - so important. In fact, it's coming across these keywords that made me go search for a word piece that fit.

And now I am even driven to write this.

To write to a you who may never come, but will definitely not come if I don't write.

As always, welcome into my world.



FEBRUARY 4, 2008

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I went and checked for words associated with driven,
and found loads that felt very right to me:

driven from within - yes, very much so.
driven within - same things, there is nothing outside me driving me.

passion driven growth - that is how I have lived my whole life. I took courses at university
driven by interest, curiosity, desire, passion. Over and over I have been passion driven,
and that has led, I hope, to passion driven growth. Once again, driven from within

driven by eternity - yes I am. Part of my wanting to reach outward is from the sense
that it's only by doing that, that I can reach as much of eternity as is right for me, that if I don't keep
reaching and trying, I am failing both myself and eternity. So again, driven from within.

winners are driven - I have read that many times. So far I have not won, not what I have been after,
but I have often heard that a major difference between those that overcome obstacles and others
is passion, drive, and I am certainly driven, though now I am more and more learning how to win,
not just from inner desire, but by outside knowledge on how to reach where I want to go.


discovery driven - so very right for me. My research has been discovery driven.
I haven't gone for the easy stuff, but for what I'm moved to learn.

truth driven thinking - even that works. The idea pieces I write are driven by
the quest to get at some truth. Over and over, driven from with.

communication driven - obviously I am. Again of course, driven from within.

benefit driven - again, obviously yes. I'm driven to benefit both others and also myself.

growth driven - again, yes. And again yes, driven from within.

And I don't want to be driven to death, but driven enough, to be driven well by my own passions.
Driven from within, and somehow or other reaching outward.

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Driven from within. That's how it's been all my life.
Any growth is passion driven growth, Discovery driven.
Communication driven. And driven by eternity.
Driven from within. Elsa.

To go to more exploration of being driven from within,
in writer blogs on The Dream of the Big Audience,
click here

To go to more exploration of being driven from within,
in writer blogs on Finishing Fire - The Urge to Complete,
click here

For a complete listing of Elsa's creativity blogs,
communication driven, click here

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For those of you wondering, just what is this blog about?

elsas creativity blog is on ... whatever's going on
whatever's driving, whatever's on my mind
       to do with creativity
       creative doing
       creative working

and one core
one rock
one rock solid anchor
one ongoing solid ongoing resource
       is an innner drive
       an inner alive fire that says
              keep doing

driven from within, discovery driven, communication driven
diriven from within, passion driven growth
driven by eternity, driven enough, driven well
driven enough, driven rough and tough,
driven from within, driven within, driven
discovery driven
communication driven
driven from within
passionately driven from within -

where does it come from?
I don't know
my father too had that drive
it fuels me
it's what's most alive
it was there when i was a child
it's there, it's a core drive
it's solid, it's sure
yet it ebbs, hides, can't endure
         everythig that comes its way
         sometimes there's too much
                  too much no, too much no no no

yet the drive comes back
and driven from within
I continue

yet I also choose
to keep the drive alive
to give it space
to value and love
to cherish and care
to try and to care

so ...

        elsas creativity blog, driven and trying
                      is a blog by elsa
                      is elsa's trying
                            once more vying
                                   to reach the world                  

                         elsas creativity blog, winners are driven
                             elsas creativity blog, winners are driven
                                 elsas creativity blog, winners are driven

will I ever be a winner, a winner on my own terms?
         I don't know

will I keep trying?

not to try is to betray a fundamental part of myself

         I am driven from within

August 14, 2008
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