Here’s Why You Must Be a Self Driven Person

Here’s Why You Must Be a Self Driven Person

By Chris Savage, D.Psych.

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What Does it Mean to Be Self Driven?

Being self-driven means taking the initiative and responsibility for your development and growth.

Successful, self-driven people realize that self-awareness, self-improvement, and self-mastery are all something they must do for themselves.

We all need help or guidance on the way to our goals, but it’s ultimately up to us to make sure we’re growing as individuals and moving in a positive direction.

When you’re genuinely self-driven, your motivation comes from within. Self-driven people know what they want out of life and go after it with passion.

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How to Be More Successful and Self Driven

1. Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

You are responsible for your life. You are responsible for your happiness or sadness, your relationships with others, and the ones that end.

And you’re responsible for what you eat, drink, wear, and how you take care of yourself.

Unfortunately, the world is full of people who are not taking responsibility for themselves.

They blame their parents, the school system, and society for their lack of achievement.

Now is the time to take full responsibility for your life. You are the only one who can control your thoughts and actions and how you respond to what happens around you.

When you adopt the mindset of full responsibility for your success or failure, you realize you’re the one in charge.

You’re in charge of how much money you make, what house you live in, and the quality of your relationships.

The sooner you realize this is true and start acting on it, the better off you’ll be.

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2. Be a Nicer Person

We’ve all been upset because of something someone said or did, and our immediate reaction was to lash out in anger.

But if you can’t control your temper, it will ultimately become a massive problem for you and everyone around you — and not just the person who made you angry in the first place.

It might feel like being mean and aggressive makes you strong and in control, but all it does is make you look weak and insecure.

Instead of taking that approach, which does nothing positive for you, try being nice instead.

Being nice isn’t just having good manners and saying please and thank you.

It’s about being considerate of other people’s feelings and needs while still taking care of your own.

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3. Have Infinite Gratitude

Gratitude is feeling thankful for what you have in your life.

It doesn’t matter if you feel like you don’t have much or even anything at all. If you think about everything in your life, you’ll find numerous things to be thankful for.

Living with an attitude of gratitude opens your world and brings everything you desire within reach.

But living in gratitude doesn’t mean you don’t have any desires or you’re never unhappy about your life.

That’s unrealistic, and it’s always better, to be honest with yourself.

It’s ok to feel dissatisfied. That’s what gives us fuel and determination to make something more of ourselves.

Dissatisfaction is your friend if you allow it to be a force of motivation.

Get out of the mindset that everything in your life should, or will, be perfect. It’s not going to happen, and the longer you wait for it, the more time you’re going to waste.

Practicing gratitude and a cool head in times of crisis prevents you from becoming jaded or resentful, and leaves your mind open to find and implement the best solution.

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4. Change Your Self-Talk

Self-talk is that little voice inside your head, chattering away 24/7, that significantly impacts how you think, feel, and act throughout the day.

You can lift yourself or bring yourself down purely by how you speak to yourself, about yourself.

Stop and observe your thoughts for a while.

There’s a voice inside your head telling you what to do and what not to do, judging you for your past mistakes, and evaluating other people’s actions and personalities.

Think of your self-talk or inner dialogue as micro commandments you’re sending to your brain.

Improving your self-talk improves how you think. Better thoughts positively affect your behavior and lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.

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5. Live as Who You Want to Be

You can live life on someone else’s terms, or you can take charge of your destiny.

We all wear social masks. We even have different masks for our family, friends, boss, and co-workers. But taking off your cover reveals your true, authentic self.

When you have a definite idea of who you want to be and compare that to who you are now, you’ll notice so many discrepancies that make you shiver.

The good news is that the person you want to be is alive and well inside of you right now. You have to tap into it.

Your highest self is the best version of you minus all the b.s you’ve been carrying with you for the past ten years.

When you abandon the socially conditioned you, your world begins to change, at first in small ways, then to the degree that you’ll hardly recognize yourself.

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6. Do More Difficult Things

In most instances, when someone says something is easy or difficult to do, what they’re telling you is whether they believe they’re capable of doing it or not.

If you want to be a thriving human being, you have to force yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself by doing worthwhile, difficult things.

Nothing worthwhile will be easy, and it shouldn’t be.

People are creatures of comfort. They choose the easy path over the harder one, even if taking it would improve their lives immeasurably.

When you don’t challenge yourself, your brain and your self-esteem suffer.

You have to do difficult things if you want to move forward in life.

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7. Stop Wasting Time

Time is the most valuable resource we have, yet we continually waste it.

People spend hours on social media scrolling through other people’s lives.

They could better use that time to connect with friends and family, making their minds and bodies exceptional, and building their wealth.

Everyone says they want to be successful, but if you watch them every day for a few weeks, you’ll see why they aren’t. It’s because of how they spend their time.

Achieving anything worthwhile takes time and energy and extracting the maximum productivity and positivity from every working hour.

Self-driven people with goals and a champion mindset don’t have any time to waste.

There’s always another book to read, a workout to enjoy, or something positive you can do to get closer to your highest goals.

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8. Throw Away Your Excuses

We all have excuses. We tell ourselves that we don’t have enough time, money, or talent.

But the truth is that excuses are nothing but convenient diversions from our real problems.

Our minds create excuses to hide our deep-seated insecurities and the flaws in our personalities.

John Assaraf once told me that the only reason people don’t have what they want is the excuse they tell themselves why they don’t have it.

I had to think about that for a while until it sunk in.

The only way you’ll ever be able to live up to your true potential is by taking responsibility and getting rid of the excuses holding you back from achieving greatness.

Successful self-driven people don’t kid themselves. They throw away their excuses and focus on personal excellence.

9. Feed Your Mind With Good Stuff

Feeding your mind isn’t just about giving your brain more information; it’s about taking time out for reflection and introspection to understand yourself better and become a better person.

Feed your mind with interesting facts and ideas by reading books that challenge you to think differently.

Reflect on what you learn, don’t just blindly accept.

Analyze new data and allow yourself time for personal introspection. Never stop asking questions and seeking answers.

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10. Start Today!

We spend too much time thinking about how to take action to start living our dreams.

The truth is, ideas don’t count for much; everyone has them.

It’s the execution of your idea that counts, a law by which every self-driven person lives.

People procrastinate for many reasons. But most of the time, it’s due to fear or an unconscious barrier holding them back.

No one wants to fail or embarrass themselves, but if you don’t do anything or even try, your life will be the same in ten years as it is today.

Taking action doesn’t mean giant leaps. Small positive steps, repeated every day, create extraordinary results that will affect every area of your life in a positive way.

Things to Remember

Being self-driven means taking the initiative and being responsible for your life.

You are the only one who can control your thoughts and actions and how you respond to what happens.

If you can’t control your temper, it will become a massive problem for you and everyone around you.

Living with an attitude of gratitude brings everything you desire within reach.

You can lift yourself or bring yourself down purely by how you speak to yourself.

Your highest self is the best version of you minus all the b.s you’ve been carrying with you for the past ten years.

Nothing worthwhile will be easy, and it shouldn’t be.

Time is the most valuable resource we have, yet we continually waste it.

Excuses are nothing but convenient diversions from our real problems.

Never stop asking questions and seeking answers.

Execution of your idea is what counts, a law by which every self-driven person lives.

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What Now?

Reading this post is just the beginning; now, it’s time to take action!

Check out these resources and take your business and your life to the next level today!

Entrepreneurship and starting your own business

Eliminating procrastination and taking action

Money and the abundance mindset

Love and Relationships

Best Quotes About Being Self Driven

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better” – Jim Rohn

“Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience” – Hyman Rickover

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business” – B. C. Forbes

“I’m not motivated by money or fame. The electricity of creativity drives me more. The idea of being one of the legends that inspired me, being like Tupac” – Vic Mensa

“Another nail drives a nail out. Habit is overcome by habit” – Desiderius Erasmus