This is an excellent question. My motivation and inspiration comes from my faith in God and love of family. Although its true that we are living in challenging times, we must not give up or lose hope. Understanding that we motivate and inspire others can also be a way to strengthen our own resolve and prospects for the future.
I would suggest limiting negative input in our daily lives as much as possible. Instead seek information and associations that represent positive solutions. This can mean cutting back on the talking heads and headlines that often attempt to sieze the day. Read a book, see a great inspirational movie, visit and cheer up an elderly person who has things far worst than you. The point is get your heart and mind focused on something constructive.
Lastly, even in the midst of challenges take a moment and reflect on appreciate the blessings that you already possess. Be thankful for a right mind and a strong body. If your car has some issues but still runs, be thankful that your not walking. If you get tired of not eating out all the time, be thankful that you eat on a regular basis. So on and so forth. Find that silver lining and believe the best is yet to come.
Althought this is certainly not exhaustive I hope it’s food for thought.