comfort, knowledge, power, pleasure, ego, in no particular order
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
I'm having trouble feeling motivated enough to write a well thought out response to this thread. I'd say security and comfort are huge motivators for me as well as seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. Also knowledge, understanding, and a feeling of doing something meaningful.
5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
When i feel excited about something...a new plan/idea that i want to explore. When it's mundane daily task based it's more forcing myself than being motivated. I tend to put off things like paperwork until absolutely necessary...and my absolutely necessary point is probably way after most other peoples. Think piles of unopened mail.
I find it really helps to have someone else's encouragement too. I find it easy to motivate others...not so much myself.
I think thats fairly true of a lot of people though.
"We knew he was someone who had a tragic flaw, that's where his greatness came from"