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Understanding Your Strong Work Ethic
- June 9, 2019
- Posted by: Dave Neely
- Category: Neely's Nuggets
When it comes to understanding a person’s behaviors, especially the motivation behind those behaviors, the 12 Driving Forces measures the impetus for why a person does the things they do.
One of the 12 Driving Forces is ‘Resourceful.” Resourceful speaks to people who are driven by practical results, maximizing both efficiency and returns for their investment of time, talent, energy and resources.
How drivers shape behaviors
I have a real life example of my own internal struggle, due in part to my elevated Resourceful driver. Although I was a past member of a local Barbershop Harmony singing group, I now have difficulty making time for the meetings. When I go, I often can only think about the work I should or could be doing for my business.
Despite wanting to relieve a little stress, I just can’t seem to relax.. I love to fish as well, however I haven’t gone for several years for the same reasoning. It’s a classic case of possessing a strong Resourceful driver
A person who has a strong Resourceful driver puts a premium on resources. What resource on Earth can be more valuable than time? I am an achiever and want to accomplish as much as I possibly can. I am usually driven to maximize my resources. That drive dictates to that I need time to accomplish my goals. Taking time away to sing cheats me of some of my precious time.
The only exception is the time that I spend on gardening. While it may be relaxing to some people, I see it as a different kind of work with specific goals in terms of vegetables grown and a front yard that is one of the best in the area. It is simply an alternative focus for my Resourceful driver.
The final turn
Drivers explain the why behind we do what we do. When someone has an extremely dominant driver, the tendency exists for that driver to become overextended, causing stress. The key is managing the driver or positioning that driver in a more useful way.
In my future posts, I will outline all 12 Drivers so please stay tuned.
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