About 7 months ago, I went to my first ever job interview in Australia. Even though most of the queries seemed too blurry to me now, one of the questions remain stuck with me. Towards the end of my interview, one of the interviewers asked: What drives you? What is it that motivates you?
Without thinking twice, I replied: Passion. If I'm passionate about something, if I believe in what I'm doing... I always give it my absolute best shot. I give it all I've got.
I don't know if that was the answer they were looking for or not*. But, it was an answer that rang truest to me.
Anyway, whether I am doing counselling, conducting therapy, painting pictures, writing articles, or blogging ideas --- I want to find the passion in it. If I don't have it at any given time, I look for it. If I don't find it, no matter how hard I try, that's when I start thinking whether I should re-consider things in my life.
What about you? What drives YOU? What makes you feel alive and motivated in the things that you do? What makes life more meaningful for you?
* Well, I did get the job and I'm still employed there, so... 🙂
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.