This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-37 of 37 discussions (37 posts)

What motivates you?

  1. silverlungs profile image58
    silverlungsposted 7 years ago

    What motivates you?

    I just wrote a hub on motivation; or rather my lack of it. I was wondering if you could share what motivates you the most?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    Praise and comfort motivate me.  I thoroughly enjoy praise for my thoughts, and I enjoy comfort.

    Though money is not my primary motivator, the fact that money can possibly be made on this site has made me better at what I do here.

  3. ZacOPhill profile image56
    ZacOPhillposted 7 years ago

    Living the Life more abunduntly that Christ came to give.

  4. lukecore profile image82
    lukecoreposted 7 years ago

    Different things for different activities I suppose.

    What motivates me to drag my wretched corpse out of bed each morning at the moment is the need to find work and earn money in order to at least maintain the bottom rung of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, then preferably go up a few.

  5. Larry Gee profile image59
    Larry Geeposted 7 years ago

    It's not a noble answer, but sometimes I take my motivation from less obvious emotions - often, I'm motivated to write a hubpage on a particular topic because I read an article somewhere out there on the internet that is a little misleading, and I'm irritated enough to want better information out there for people as a result! smile

  6. manthy profile image76
    manthyposted 7 years ago

    Helping others is one of the things I believe motivate me the most, I am also motivated daily just to survive in a community where a good paying job is minimum wage.

  7. wholesaletoys profile image59
    wholesaletoysposted 7 years ago

    Fear!  I am a procrastinator and always work on the fear factor.  I don't get things done until the last moment.

  8. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 7 years ago

    My goals!

    I write them down as I go through it daily. Once I have achieve that goal, I will celebrate. It is the kind of motivation that keeps me going. A great sense of achievement with my targeted goals.

    Try it and you will see what I mean. But never set yourself impossible goals.

  9. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    What motivates me? Desire. Determination usually feeds my desire, optimism supports my determination, and feedback guides me along the quest.

  10. Mammas7 profile image73
    Mammas7posted 7 years ago

    God inspires me! The fact that HE loves me and wants me to perform at my utmost best sometimes is Mind Blowin...I did a hub on this, stop by and read it sometime. Anyway, I believe in my silver lining!

  11. howcurecancer profile image61
    howcurecancerposted 7 years ago

    My motivation? My mom's fight with thyroid cancer.

  12. Supercellbaebe profile image59
    Supercellbaebeposted 7 years ago

    I am motivated by many things but they are all more or less the same thing.  Here is a list of things that motivate me:

    happiness
    calm
    peace
    tranquility...

    You get the picture

  13. Filou profile image63
    Filouposted 7 years ago

    It is hard to answer a question which such a great field of possible fields you need to be motivated for.
    It might seem a bit pathetic, but at the moment my motivation in terms of work is driven by the money I receive at the end of the month to pay the bills.
    During free time I am always motivated without any great effort – I do what is fun for me.

  14. dosborne08 profile image68
    dosborne08posted 7 years ago

    I seem to find motivation in different forms depending on what my goal is. For fitness and health. I use a vision board along with clear written goals. When I write it down, I feel compelled to try to achieve it. I dont wan't to let myself down.

  15. TheTrone profile image58
    TheTroneposted 7 years ago

    Motivation is something that tells you if you are really doing what you want.  The more you want something the more you will try to get it by any means.  This equals more effort on your part which came from within yourself. 

    What motivates me?  Expression!

  16. Rocklin profile image78
    Rocklinposted 7 years ago

    I'm motivated by one simple thing - freedom..

    Whenever it's financial freedom, freedom of thinking, speaking or doing whatever I please... I just need freedom.

  17. profile image45
    HersiMariamposted 7 years ago

    I'm motivated by music. Sounds really stupid, but i always find a song that inspires me to reach my final destination.

  18. ryancurtis profile image59
    ryancurtisposted 7 years ago

    Seeing my "HubPages Ad Program Earnings" going up each day. Means l`m only 3 years away from saying goodbye to my 9-5.

  19. WriterDJ profile image71
    WriterDJposted 7 years ago

    "Time is free, but very valuable. You will not be able to have, but can use it. You can not save, but to spend it. Once lost, you will not be able to get it back."

  20. Joe Beamon profile image56
    Joe Beamonposted 7 years ago

    Life is motivating by itself. Good times, bad times, and everything in between help to shape our lives and what decisions we make in the future.

    For me, music and the great outdoors play their parts in motivating and inspiring my daily adventures.

  21. profile image0
    RachelNavalposted 7 years ago

    I am driven by the fervent  desire to succeed regardless of the trials I am currently going through now.Sometimes my hatred towards the people that caused my suffering causes me to get up and push forward with the desire to see them fall before me.

  22. melaine profile image73
    melaineposted 7 years ago

    Desire...When I want something badly, I'm completely motivated to get it...

  23. Jom-Boy profile image53
    Jom-Boyposted 7 years ago

    Continue success can motivate me most ... to reach another and next goal.

  24. profile image46
    VERMEILLE60posted 7 years ago

    Love to make meaninigfull soçiological politicals comparations between two Occidentals countries,which is very stuburb sometimes...Is nt it...?!!

  25. MrsHernandez profile image60
    MrsHernandezposted 7 years ago

    Seeing others trying and being useful to others, If I see people with a lot of ambition I feel like I can do any thing!

  26. AnthonyCX profile image57
    AnthonyCXposted 7 years ago

    I'm motivated by the drive to be better.  I want to know my potential, and I want everyone else to know it too. I'm not too fond of people who just sit and watch life go by without doing anything.  Nobody who was remembered or lived a "great" life lived it that way.

  27. JemiMiller profile image56
    JemiMillerposted 7 years ago

    It all depends on the day, depending on what I need and how much I want something. But generally its a lack of motivation that worries me, mainly with regards to work and career but thats because I didn't do what I wanted when I was a bit younger, still time though be you 10 or 100

  28. profile image49
    jaideposted 7 years ago

    What motivates me is my 4 kids and my loving husband. The fact that we were teenage parents who have lovingly survived the odds and managed to stay together and raise our beautiful children, makes we realize anything is achievable if you want it to be.

  29. IMVanguard profile image57
    IMVanguardposted 7 years ago

    This is a great question!  Sometimes for me it seems so easy to find motivation.  At other times it is a S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E!  But I know that's not helping so far.  Lol.  I'm just giving you some context. 

    At the end of the day, I have a few things that motivate me ... when I need it.

    I look to incredible things that other human beings have done, and just remember them.  Then dwelling on their moment of accomplishment, I push on. 

    In a larger sense I look towards goals (which I try to break down - sometimes not too well - into bite size actionable chunks).  This helps, but it's not flawless.  I find that the biggest obstacle for me is feeling overwhelmed.  Hence, why it's so important to break my goals into action sized chunks.

    I earnestly hope this helps you out.

    Ben

  30. aurorastone profile image77
    aurorastoneposted 7 years ago

    I want to be able to provide for my family one day!

  31. cbbacal profile image59
    cbbacalposted 7 years ago

    I guess motivation arises on a case to case basis.  There are people who can write well when they are inspired and topics usually falls down under this category.  There are some people who can write also topics about depression when they are depressed.  I guess it relies on the mood of the person and of course wide knowledge and how much do you like a topic can generate positive results.

  32. lesterandrei profile image57
    lesterandreiposted 7 years ago

    What motivates me? Is my mother suffered from multiple stroke. Aside motivates me a lot is that every time has a circumstances there is a possible solution... I believed in the quote " ALL IS WELL"........................

  33. heidimariahelena profile image73
    heidimariahelenaposted 7 years ago

    What motivates me the most is my self-motivation and God.  You may want to involve yourself with something good for you, maybe a group that interests you, family, good friends, or visit a Vet - they can certainly inspire and make you thankful for having what you have. There are so many great ways to spend your time, wasting what you have to offer is not one.

  34. Tamila Roberts profile image33
    Tamila Robertsposted 7 years ago

    Optimist solutions that can greatly help your cause. Usually doing something different like exercising or dieting for a change could affect your mood.

    Knowing you begun that grow taller diet plan voluntarily and assuming you did start it.

    What would you do to make it different?
    How could it be better then it already is?
    Or is it any good at all?

    Those are the kinds of questions that motivate me. I believe you can find answers within yourself. The only real reason you can't seem to motivate yourself is if you slack off and watch t.v or do nothing constructive.

  35. cherrycrime26 profile image78
    cherrycrime26posted 7 years ago

    There are different things that motivate me for different things, true love keeps me motivated while dating, (chemistry) in hopes to find it. Money keeps me motivated so I can shop and travel and do things I enjoy. When I become unmotivated that means im falling into a slump and I pull myself out by doing things that make me happy, going to the gym, taking photos of nature, listening to music, getting out and mingling with friends over a nice cold beer.

  36. PainReliefGuy profile image69
    PainReliefGuyposted 7 years ago

    a credit card bill that's due on the 28th of every month! smile

  37. Clairepeek profile image60
    Clairepeekposted 7 years ago

    Life motivates me. Whether it gives me good, bad or hard times, I believe I get what I need from it - as opposed to what I want. It is often difficult to keep it up, but then I remember that if I make the effort, it will become easier in a few days.
    Hope it helped a little... good luch wink

 
working