What motivates you, gets you moving, keeps you going?
What subject, thought or stimuli perks up your ears, sits you forward on your chair, stirs you to respond or act?
Reading, especially the self help books, motivates me the most. Further, writing and traveling are the other topics keep me motivated.
Yes, I dropped by your hubs & enjoyed the sense from your writing. I can see writing and traveling as motivators for me. Traveling maybe less now, as I moved about 40 times since 2000, and it is enough! But new experiences *were* a motivator for
The thought of where I am in my life and where I want to be is what gets me motivated.
Anytime I see a good movie, read a good book or see a friend succeeding at something it pushes me to try harder than I already am. I don't think it's out of a sense of competition but more of a sense that they are showing me there is always another mountain to climb.
After my rehabilitation from an unfortunate comatose experience (a significantly non-moving experience) I quickly pressed to continue to play oldtimers ice hockey and was successful. The brain surgeon that worked on me was not only excellent (I owe my life to Dr. Baker); he was comical! He mentioned to me after a few post-hospital visits, "I don't care if you jump out of an airplane as long as you have a functioning parachute!
I still play once or twice a week and it does indeed motivate me and "keeps me going." It is not just the aerobic nature of the game and the knowledge that because of the game's nature of being highly cognitive that it enhances intelligence, it is also perhaps most significantly, the interpersonal nature associated with the camaraderie of friends partaking in something they enjoy. All-be-it, as my better-half sometimes reminds me, an action that simply defines me as a boy in men's clothing...
It is marvelous to receive from you this imagery of your playing 'oldtimers ice hockey.' I get the picture of the stimuli of the game's nature and the camaraderie.
Gaining an understanding of others motivates me to ask such questions. Thank you.
Emanate, I finally get it! This is all a game to you and you have learned so much. Well I should say, you learn so much by asking questions...
What motivates me is my inner passion, not some external stimuli. I like to write, and I spend most of my time writing. Writing fascinates me because I see them as a rearrangement of 26 pieces of a Lego set... my Lego set.
So far, I have done a few thousand articles for Malay Wikipedia and a few thousand articles for my websites. I just joined HubPages less than 3 months ago but my health, both mental and physical, has recently been hampering my output. In any case, I am not a creative writer and has not yet written anything particularly fantastic.
When I wake up in the morning it's a new day and I like to make people smile. What keeps me going is my mortality, I need to make sure that my 'job' on Earth is done before I go - what ever that may be and to love the little things in life. What stirs me up is mean people, I can't stand mean people and I will go to bat and stand up for not only myself but for others that are being picked on or bullied. We all need to learn to be nice to each other in one form or another. When I hear of children or animals being abused that just makes my blood boil and I will go to lengths to stop it. If everyone did one random act of kindness per day the world would be a better place.
This may sound infernally narcissistic, but I strongly suspect it's my own self image that provides the push-power. As in telling myself:
--Tough to get going, get that project started? Too bad; do it anyway, because that's who you are.
--Tough to follow through, to finish what you started, want to quit when the going gets nasty? Too bad; keep on slogging anyway, because that's who you are.
My world is now for my wife and children. They are my motivation. It makes me to keep going with my life to ensure that they have a better lives.
At a high level, hope, and my 100% German stubbornness to do otherwise, keeps me breathing in and out and putting one foot in front of the other. Otherwise, injustice to anyone or anything, the opportunity to learn something new or from someone new, the opportunity to contribute what little I have learned to the greater good (in my opinion, not necessarily everyone's) of humankind... Something quirky or irregular or outside the norm. Trivia. Science. Communication with others. I tend to act when I see injustice being done, especially when I see others do nothing (often to my own detriment).
Speaking of German stubbornness, we have lived in Germany the past year. Whoa. Has it been a year of learning, letting go, seeing how perceptions color what is. My partner is 100% German. And a Leo. We're a team! Thanks for sharing your motivators.
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by fit2day6 years ago
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