What was your Drive to Better Yourself?
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Drive: Get fit
Reason for that drive: Was embarrassed in front of the girl I liked

So I remembered that 3 years ago when I was a freshman I was embarrassed in front of the girl I liked because well I was fat. My friend in front of me thought it would be funny to flip my man boob (Don't make fun of me lol) and well a certain someone was sitting next to me started laughing and whispering to her friend next to her. I knew it was about me and I felt terrible. So after that I had the drive to become fitter and well after 2 years I felt awesome. I look fit and am glad I got that drive of embarrassment to better myself.

So did you ever have a drive for something? It could be better grades, better at sports, or just getting out more. If you did have a drive for something why did you gain this drive?
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Simple - wanted more money.
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Drive: receive my diploma.
Reason for drive: was a high school dropout.

Yeah, I dropped out of school. At first it wasn't something I was proud of admitting, yet it would never be something I regret. Would it surprise you if I said I learned more being out of school than I did in it? Sad, but true. Now that I'm in college I look back on the sacrifices I made, the people I've met and the pain I endured to get here. So whenever I find myself getting stressed or angry, I look at my GED diploma and remember why I'm here. That I'm not a failure and I fought to the end. Actually, I'm still fighting.
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There is none so I never did.
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Drive: Actually do something
Reason: I do absolutely nothing. Nothing at all. Seriously. I'd be on the computer doing absolutely nothing. I'm not even watching a show or anything. Even that would be more productive than clicking on the same eight youtube videos for eight hours.
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LosingOrbit wrote:

Drive: receive my diploma.
Reason for drive: was a high school dropout.

Yeah, I dropped out of school. At first it wasn't something I was proud of admitting, yet it would never be something I regret. Would it surprise you if I said I learned more being out of school than I did in it? Sad, but true. Now that I'm in college I look back on the sacrifices I made, the people I've met and the pain I endured to get here. So whenever I find myself getting stressed or angry, I look at my GED diploma and remember why I'm here. That I'm not a failure and I fought to the end. Actually, I'm still fighting.


That was a very inspirational drive right there. Compared to my I got embarrassed so I wanted to get fit drive, yours is 10x better. Glad you made it through
Posted 9/7/12

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Drive: Get fit
Reason for that drive: Was embarrassed in front of the girl I liked

So I remembered that 3 years ago when I was a freshman I was embarrassed in front of the girl I liked because well I was fat. My friend in front of me thought it would be funny to flip my man boob (Don't make fun of me lol) and well a certain someone was sitting next to me started laughing and whispering to her friend next to her. I knew it was about me and I felt terrible. So after that I had the drive to become fitter and well after 2 years I felt awesome. I look fit and am glad I got that drive of embarrassment to better myself.

So did you ever have a drive for something? It could be better grades, better at sports, or just getting out more. If you did have a drive for something why did you gain this drive?


DRIVE: Get Fit

Motivator: Wanted to get with friend's older sister who was so HAWT I would get all stupid in front of her.

Man I can totally relate. I've been working out since I was 14 because of... GIRLS AS WELL! (the exhaustive list of things they have made me do is too long to record here) However, my reason started in freshman year high school. Sad, I know. In any event my goal was a good friend's 16 year old sister. (forbidden territory I know) but she had posters and stuff up in her room of all these jack'd as hell awesome looking guys and I was a skinny, dorky 14 year old kid with a bad fashion sense and worse haircut. I was crushing on her so hard, I just wanted her too look at me that way. So, I cut my hair, changed my clothes (had to beg my mom to go with me to 2 different fashion center malls) and talked my friend Nate into letting me use the free weights and bench press in his family's garage, his dad kept around. The other upside to this was his sister would come home from class and clubs when we were working out. In AZ it's generally so hot outside your balls stick to the inside of your leg after 5 minutes exposure and that's in the shade so I got to see her a lot while we were shirtless and cranking iron. After 6 or 7 months, I felt I'd made okay progress during religious 1-2 hour long sessions of working out 6 days a week mainly because she finally started looking over and her looks were just kind of... lingering, so I finally worked up the courage to start flirting with her, but she sorta brushed me off. I was kinda upset at that and instead of drop everything, I started working out more. Nate and I both got pretty big for our respective heights once we hit Junior year and LO AND BEHOLD, his sister who was now a Sophomore in college finally asked me what I thought of her and admitted to liking the changes I'd strived for back when she was still in High School. We never told her brother that we got together for a few years but honestly, I felt justified in my drive to get fit and it's actually because I dated her that I never stopped working out to this day.
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Drive: Have a meaningful, exciting job
Reason for that drive: Was disillusioned by the "get a job, make money, have a family" so-called dream

For about 22 years, I felt like I was on the predestined path that the majority of people pursue: try to have gainful employment, secure having a family and taking care of it, etc. Rinse and repeat with the future generations... and ride the tides of global affairs, looking out for your own. It's boring and meaningless. I would rather be a part of the forces driving the waves of change across the globe, than sit back and watch things take their course while I'm simply looking after my own well-being, surrounded by myriad selfish people doing the same thing.

That and peoples' world views were really limited back in my civilian careers. It disgusted me.
Posted 9/7/12
Drive: Be the lead singer in a band
Reason for that drive: The chance to finally be able to share what goes on in my head in a way I feel can best express it to the world.
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Posted 9/7/12

DangerousYams wrote:


Bleach313 wrote:

Drive: Get fit
Reason for that drive: Was embarrassed in front of the girl I liked

So I remembered that 3 years ago when I was a freshman I was embarrassed in front of the girl I liked because well I was fat. My friend in front of me thought it would be funny to flip my man boob (Don't make fun of me lol) and well a certain someone was sitting next to me started laughing and whispering to her friend next to her. I knew it was about me and I felt terrible. So after that I had the drive to become fitter and well after 2 years I felt awesome. I look fit and am glad I got that drive of embarrassment to better myself.

So did you ever have a drive for something? It could be better grades, better at sports, or just getting out more. If you did have a drive for something why did you gain this drive?




Lol wow your story sounds exactly like mine except mine ended with me losing the girl and getting fit, and yours ended with getting fit and getting the girl. Even though it was your friends sister I still give you props for sticking to your goal. I joined the soccer team my sophomore year though and that helped me with working out so the only thing I really had to do was lift weights during my own time.
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Drive: To become financially successful and hold a good job.

Reason: I grew up poor, in a lower-class family financially. My parents didn't earn enough so that we could ever have anything nice, we could only spend on the essentials. But we also earned enough that we weren't eligible for many government programs. I didn't have much of a childhood because we couldn't afford much in terms of vacation, electronics, games, toys, nice clothes, etc.

I worked really hard throughout high school balancing multiple jobs, and continued working during college to pay for my education. I was close to dropping out of college because it was so exhausting and desperate at times. Thankfully, I was still able to maintain good grades and networked with the right people.

I graduated with a business degree, and knew an older guy, a friend, who had the connections and financial backing to start a business corporation. He had known me for a while and trusted me, and hired me. I worked really hard for a couple years, going up the corporate ladder, until I became the COO of the company and finally landed the "cushy" job of my dreams.

Now I can finally afford some of the nicer things in life, and I don't have to work nearly as hard as I did since I was a kid. I basically make my own schedule, I can show up to the office whenever, and can even work from home. I suppose I'm the stereotypical "new wealth," a self-made guy who never forgot what it was like to be poor and have nothing. Even though I earn a lot more now, I still spend pretty modestly compared to my peers, and like to save up and invest it rather than splurging thousands during a night out hopping fine restaurants, bars, and stripclubs.
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StealthWar42 wrote:

Drive: Have a meaningful, exciting job
Reason for that drive: Was disillusioned by the "get a job, make money, have a family" so-called dream

For about 22 years, I felt like I was on the predestined path that the majority of people pursue: try to have gainful employment, secure having a family and taking care of it, etc. Rinse and repeat with the future generations... and ride the tides of global affairs, looking out for your own. It's boring and meaningless. I would rather be a part of the forces driving the waves of change across the globe, than sit back and watch things take their course while I'm simply looking after my own well-being, surrounded by myriad selfish people doing the same thing.

That and peoples' world views were really limited back in my civilian careers. It disgusted me.


This guy took the words right out of my mouth. I'd like to contribute something to the world that present and future generations can utilize and enjoy. I want to work towards making a change for the better of our world.
Posted 9/8/12
Have fun, do what I want, be able to look down on others, satisfy the thirst for knowledge and my curiosity and the never ending desire to better myself.

You people can make my world better while I enjoy it.
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