I really appreciate your choice of quotation. Yes, we should not be the driven but the driving force in life. We should always try to set an example before others with our actions. Since in order to be a driving force, we need lots of actions at our end to inspire and motivate others, we have to take a lot of initiations for that. And we can achieve it only with the help of our hard work.
Here I would like to quote something which is a motivation for the doers and a warning to the idle and lazy persons. Please go through the following:
'The heights of great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by a sudden flight.
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.'
Thanking you once again for your nice post.