Motivated yet?

This is one of my favorite clips on youtube. Every single time I watch it, it leaves me feeling motivated to do something beyond my normal routine, like an emotional hangover nudging me to be desperate for something grand and decadent. I cannot confidently say that I have ever wanted something so much that I would be willing to give my blood to attain or retrieve it. Maybe I don’t have what it takes, or maybe I haven’t found anything worthwhile just yet.
Motivation comes in so many assorted forms to different people. It is the driving force by which people achieve their goals. I know that there are both intrinsic and extrinsic factors at work within the human body that would push someone to get up every single day of their lives to labor away at a job that barely allows them to survive, or encourages someone to thrive and pursue their lifelong dreams. When was the last time you’ve felt the latter? It’s quite amazing when you dwell on it. Our motivations determine the person that we become and how much of our potential we actually reach.
Everyone is after something. For some people, it’s all about the paper chase. For others, it may be all about maximizing the pleasures that this world has to offer. Or it may just be your own tail twirling you around in never-ending circles. Whatever pursuits you’re after, however trivial they may be, I hope that it is everything and more that you hoped it would be.
Someone once wrote: “The definition of hell: During your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”
What motivates you?

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