It's a rather interesting question that has been posed to me and I have to say I am somewhat perplexed. Initially, it looked a harmless enough question until you actually try and answer it. The more you try and understand the question, the harder it becomes to answer.
My first reaction was to answer with a question. What motivates me about WHAT? However, that then leads off into areas of my psyche that I don't want to get into. My second reaction was to be cocky or flippant and answer 'gravity' but that is merely deflecting the issue rather than confronting it.
So, I sat down and started to think about what motivates me. These are the ideas that I came up with....
What motivates me to get up in the morning? The thought that I can make a positive change to someones life.
What motivates me to work? The principle that I can fix a system faster than anybody else and perhaps save another persons life in the process.
What motivates me to aspire to learn and educate myself? A desire for perfection that I know can never be achieved.
What motivates me to play guitar? A yearning to create pleasure for other people.
What does not motivate me would probably yield more answers. I am not motivated by money or power or a need to prove myself to anyone other than myself. I am my own harshest critic which may, or may not be a good thing.
Having written this, I now see that my first statement is actually not the correct answer. What motivates me most is ..... love. I would walk through fire for those that I love. I would sell my soul for those that I love. My entire 'raison d'etre' revolves around who I love.
So, there you go. The question is in your court now.
What Motivates You?