I have been pondering this topic and various related topics a bit lately. I guess... I feel ... unmotivated. So, I've been wondering how to be motivated? I decided that the ultimate question that I needed to answer was, "What is the motivator that motivates motivation?" ...or how can I become motivated? What is my motivation? How does one become motivated in the first place?
Well, I'm not sure this is the correct answer, but I decided that "Love" was the ultimate motivator. Now, I already know that some people would reject that statement, but I really think that love is what motivates us to action. Or rather, love of __________ motivates us to action. Some people love knowledge, so they spend their time learning. Some people love money, so they spend their time in ways that allow them to accrue more money. Some people love getting money for nothing, so they spend their time doing nothing with hopes of gaining it (like gambling, lottery, shifty business "opportunities," etc.). Some people love success, love themselves, etc, etc, etc. You get the point.
What does this have to do with anything? Well, I decided that to become motivated, I need to love something that would motivate me to do what it is that needs doing. So, now if I find that I have no motivation for something, I've gotta figure out how to love whatever it is that needs doing. But... that didn't exactly help me to feel better because I don't want to love some things. That created a problem.
So... then, I decided that I needed to have a selfless, pure love so that I can be motivated to do good things for the right reasons. You know, a love like God because then, I decided that I would have the motivation to do whatever needs doing. This also helped me to understand myself a bit better. I began to understand my motivation (or, rather, lack of motivation) in different areas of my life. It's like... how can I be so happy and so unhappy at the same time? Not that I'm actually ... unhappy, but rather, unmotivated or incomplete. Hmmm... so I guess I've got a lot to work on to get me to the point where I will be eternally motivated. Argh! ...the imperfections!!!!!