Saturday, August 14, 2010

Let's find our Drive...

When i first got this book I wasn't really interested in reading it. First of all because I didn't see a story in it and, personally, I like a book with a plot I can relate too. But as i started reading it i have to admit there were several occasions where I would find myself nodding in agreement to what Pink was sayin. Especially when he talks about the three essential elements; autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

I find the three elements to be so true. For example, I think we all share a broad autonomy: a better education in whatever our fields end up being. Isn't that why we are at Chinquapin? We all want to do better than McDonald. Not htat there is anything wrong with that. What would be wrong is to not take advantage of the opportunity we have and seek to improve ourselves. The opportunity to start at a McDonald and then works our way up to something better. That's where mastery comes in because in order to get better at something or move forward we need to improve ourselves and our skills. That's what college is for, right? But not just to get better in general but to get better at whatever we want to do. Whether its at creating music as a musician, or designing buildings as an architect, or dealing with numbers as an accountant. It really doesn't matter what we choose as long as we have a passion for it. A passion that becomes our purpose. Because musicians create music for other to enjoy, architects build so that others can admire, and accountants do their math so that a business can run without going bankrupt.

I think this year we should all strive to find what drives us. Including me, cause honestly I don't really know what i want to be when i grow up. If we find our drive and not lose sight of it then it should get easier.


  1. Brenda --

    Fear not. I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up either.

    Dan Pink

  2. I totally agree with all of your examples on the three elements. It also scares me that a lot of people ask me what I want to be when I grow up, and I'm simply speechless. It's hard to find what that one thing that you have the passion to master.

    I really hope that while we are working on our mural, we can use all of these three elements. There are all elements that are not accomplished in ones days work, they are accomplished over time... If we have the passion we will find the drive to help us slowly master our goal!