Thursday, March 15th, 2012 12:33:17

Driven by Family

It’s interesting what drives people toward their goals. For some, it is fame, fortune or celebrity. For others, it’s personal achievement, parents pushing or peer pressure that has been internalized. Some seem to have no drive at all — there is no fire in their belly, no reason to work hard and reach goals. While it’s good to be driven to make progress, it’s also important that what drives you does not consume you, or those around you.

This past week, my husband Jimmy was driven by love of family to reach his goal of snowboarding down the mountain. Told that it would take three days before he would be able to go down the mountain with us, Jimmy, always up for a challenge, accomplished it in one day so that we could ski down together at the end of the day.

Last week was spring break for our children. After campaigning through the first weekend of the break and Super Tuesday (celebrating a win in Georgia), we packed up and left for a few days of skiing.