What Motivates You?

Good, bad, wrong, right?

I wondered why. I asked myself that question, and I realized I wasn't really sure. I used to think it was all about interpersonal relationships, dominance, and recognition. Or, at least that's what I wanted to believe. But no not really. Then I thought, ok maybe I just happen to like the action itself. Maybe I get pleasure from behaving as I do. Hmm.. it just wasn't enough to be motivation for me. I just don't think that far ahead. The promise of pleasure isn't enough for me to trouble myself to do something. I do things when I know I have to. When I know it would make life substantially terrible to not finish. But I just can't seem to figure out anything that consistently explains when or why I act when I don't have to. I don't really do it often, but when I do it's generally to understand something or for no real reason that I can identify.

So I'm just wondering. Does anyone else know... What motivates you?
flip12 flip12
18-21, F
2 Responses Sep 22, 2012

Anger. sounds like anger is what motivates you.

financial gain, causing emotional damage, they can be motivators, where there is certainty, you know it's going to benefit you. everything else gets done, just cos it need's to be done.