Three Types Of People In Life And Why You Need To Choose The Why Path Updated for 2024

[BLOG]: 'Three Types Of People In Life And Why You Need To Choose The Why Path' by Tony de Bree

Updated: May 27, 2024

Hi, how are you today? We all do things for a reason. We also avoid doing certain things for a reason as well. The reasons behind some of the things that we do are obvious. We eat because we are hungry and want to survive. We bathe because we don’t want to be dirty and smell bad.

But there are other things that we choose to do, or avoid doing, that have more complex reasons behind them. If you know someone that works a job that they really hate then have you ever wondered why they do this? The obvious answer that most people will come up with is “they need the money” or “they are desperate”.

But there are other reasons that can come into play here. Some people just don’t want the extra responsibility that comes from working a higher paid job. Others avoid applying for better jobs because they do not have the confidence and belief in themselves that they can do the job. And other people like me decided to make the transition from a high-paid job to become an independent business owner and be free again.

When you look at the overall population we believe that there are three different types of people in this world. In this article we will examine these and explain why it is your interest to choose the WHY path. You will understand this more as we go along.

  1. The Drifter People

This probably accounts for the vast majority of the population. They may have dead end jobs or they might have reasonably good jobs but they have no idea what they really want from life or which direction they are heading in. These people drift along in life and “go with the flow”. They don’t like change and are usually happy to be a drifter.

If you were to stop one of these people in the street, or during the current crisis connect with them on social media, and ask them what they really wanted in their life then they would not be able to tell you. They may come up with a few material things like a nice house and a car but they do not seem to be having any real plans.

Ask them where they want to be in the next 5 years and you will get a blank look. Most of them don’t know where they will be in the next 5 days. These people never set any goals for themselves with the exception of setting New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and other things that they never follow through on.

  1. People that find themselves Stuck

There is probably another large percentage of the population who is not happy with their current situation and want to change it. They want to identify and follow their true purpose in life but they are stuck trying to find it. Or they are stuck because of great difficulties in their company.

As a result of being stuck they tend to go off in all different directions searching for that thing that will make them fulfilled or they keep on complaining. This is better than being a drifter but very frustrating as you are largely relying on luck or on what others will do to find real meaning in your life.

Read: ‘ 7 Tips To Achieve A Positive Mindset During This Crisis

  1. People that know their real purpose in life

This is an even smaller percentage of people that have identified their true calling in life, their true mission. They know exactly what their WHY is and they are driven to achieve it. They have goals and plans and work on them relentlessly every day.

In my case is wanting to help as many people as possible to be able to pay their bills and be a happy and satisfied person.

I recommend that you choose the WHY path, the third path. When you discover your true WHY in life like I did, you can set the right goals and attain total fulfillment, both in your personal and in your private life. even in a crisis that we are going through today.

Don’t let life itself or other people dictate your future – take control right now and identify your true purpose in life, your wy and your True North and take action NOW!


If you have any question or request, please do not hesitate to call me on Skype on or email me here.

Kind regards,
Tony de Bree

You can also follow me on LinkedIn or on Instagram here.

About the Author: tonydebree

Tony de Bree worked in Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and he made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working from home and making money online with his own "online plan b" with digital products as side-hustles in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, he helps corporates, small business owners, startups & scaleups to define and implement the best digital survival strategy and he helps managers and employees to become a successful entrepreneur with a personal digital-right skilling plan.

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