View Full Version : will this fade away???
27th December 2007, 05:27 pm
right now in my life, i have a hell of a lot of passion for it! im prepard for things to go tits up but i have goals and i desperately want to achieve them. i love a challenge and im not one to give in, but ive always been like this. but whats new is a real passion to DO life. to experience, to be happy, no matter what. like i think iv finaly sort of found a road i want to go down. what im wondering is do we all get this when wer young, its not gona fizzle out is it? im not just thinking, that would be lovely, i want to contribute to my life as much as possible - actions speak louder than words. but im just hoping to god i dnt forget my frame of mind and end up an old man having achieved sweet fa. lol
27th December 2007, 07:56 pm
My drive and determination for those things didn't kick in until I was 25! So, I don't think its to do with age; more to do with when you find a direction.
Now, aged 30, I'm still just as determined to achieve the things in life i'm working for.
As a matter of interest, before I was 25 I was directionless and not too happy with life as a result.
27th December 2007, 08:02 pm
Well I'm 41 and it ain't kicked in yet. And I don't mind being sort of rootless. With age comes acceptance of my inabilities. I reckon being ambitious is overrated anyhow.:cry:
27th December 2007, 09:21 pm
I'm not sure whether I'm missing out on some subtlety here, or whether you're really just making a topic about passion/determination for something in general, my guess is the latter :wink:, so here goes:
Actively participating in a sports activity may help you feel drive and determination (regardless of whether you do it by yourself, with friends, or as part of a club).
I really enjoy all the time I spend mountain biking (cross-country). :smile:
Other than that, I'm very determined to become a good doctor, so just through the every day problems, I find challenges: How to treat people as optimal as possible, it's a great challenge, and the results are often even greater, I absolutely love it.
27th December 2007, 09:57 pm
I'm 29 and its only been in the last half a year or so that I have figured out what direction I want to go with my life, now I'm just waiting to get out of the Army so i can actually go that direction but that's a different issue. My point being that drive and determination are not a function of age but a function of finding out about yourself and who and what you want yourself to be. Kudos for finding yours so young.:biggrin:
27th December 2007, 10:42 pm
Determination doesn't fade away but priorities change when through the years. The life experience you gain every day set things into a different perspective and sometimes make look at your goals with a different eye. The fear that it will fade away it relates to your young age and anxiety of what the future holds. If you work hard, plan your work and work your plan then you have nothing to worry about, luck becomes just a minor factor. Not be afraid of hard work and be proactive is very important.
27th December 2007, 10:59 pm
wel im glad to hear it doesnt fade away. but we gota expect our opinions to change, because wer bound to experience stuff that forces us to rethink.has anybody here accomplished ther ultimate goal and are they happy?
27th December 2007, 11:44 pm
I'm happy, but yet to achieve my ultimate goal which is to make a difference. It seems to me there's this fascination with the unreal and unreachable these days and people judge themselves based on those things. I don't want to be like everybody else and throughout my life I have never tried to be. Think outside the square, shake that tree and be provocative without offending anyone... that's my moto. :happy:
28th December 2007, 12:19 am
thats a good motto :biggrin:
28th December 2007, 06:05 am
I have been very lucky. Even from a young age I found something to connect to and went full force. I never had a concept and tried to follow it thru. Easier to accept what is in front of you and build from that.
It lasted until I was 41 when I got ill and am now on disability. I still have goals to accomplish, the ones that appear before me, but cant due to my health...
So be real careful with your health because if you dont have it your life can come to a standstill.
29th December 2007, 09:17 am
Firstly I would say that you find something that you really want to do, and you are capable of doing it. From an early age age I wanted to work on the railway like my Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather before me. Despite various obstacles I achieved that. I would add that once you have made your choice follow your heart and use your head. There is no telling how high you can go. "Que sera sera"