– Do you sometimes do something automatically, even though you don’t want to? Like an inner “Operating System?-
You know that annoying little voice “That’s not good enough yet” or “Do it faster” ?
I know them well – and so do many other people.
In coaching (and psychology) these little voices are called “inner drive”. They determine our thoughts, actions and feelings and become especially loud in exceptional situations. Often they are even the trigger for our stress or conflicts – especially if someone’s driver is excessively strong.
There are 5 different drivers that are present in each of us, but vary in intensity:
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The inner drive is based on beliefs that we have internalized for years to such an extent that we are not aware of their influence. Thus they are also not consciously controllable for us. A driver that could actually be a strength quickly becomes a weakness.
Where is our self-determination if we are not aware of the drivers that influence us so strongly?
Would you like to know your drivers in a simple test and thereby gain control? Here you go: