Action Driven Living

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Purpose-Driven Living and Action-Driven Living

The whole world can be divided into two types of people. We are speaking of the achievers here – but with achievement we don‟t refer to those who have become multimillionaires or beyond! We are speaking about ordinary people who achieve the usual things in life. Such people can be divided into two groups – those who carry on in a purpose-driven manner and those who carry on in an action-driven manner. At the end of it all, it doesn‟t really matter which side of the fence you are sitting on. Both these are paths to success.

When you are living in a purpose-driven manner, you are streamlining your line so as to achieve specific purposes in life. You set your goals and these goals become the be-all-and-end-all of your life. All your efforts are dedicated toward achieving these goals. You might want to do that in the short term or in the long term, but most of the efforts in your life are targeted at attaining those objectives.

People who live an action oriented life do things in a different manner. They do set goals as well, but for them it is not the product but the process that‟s more important. They plan their processes for the sake of carrying out their processes.

They are quite dedicated in what they do. Though it will make them quite happy to achieve what they are looking for, it is the journey that interests them more than the destination.

For example, if your purpose in life is to become a millionaire, and everything

that you do and plan is toward achieving that goal, you are living a purposedriven life. For you, it doesn‟t matter what you do to reach there. Your activities in life are just a means to the end. But, if you are action-driven, what you do to become a millionaire will really matter to you. You will be completely engrossed in the things you pursue to reach the goal. You might learn something to reach there. You might start a business. You might network with people. When you are living an action-oriented life, these things matter to you more than actually reaching your goal of becoming a millionaire.

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