I have managed to surround myself with very highly motivated people.
Between getting a doctorate and being at Crossfit almost everyday of the week, I spend my time with people who get what they want and work their asses off to get it. Yes, there might be some bitching and moaning through the sweat, tears, and finals, but you bet your sweet ass that if any one of these people want something, they go out there and they make it happen.
This is inspiring to me and in all honesty, it makes me proud to recognize this in myself. I have made a lot of sacrifices in my life to make things happen and can't is not an option. I wanted to stay home with my kids- my husband and I made the necessary sacrifices to make that happen. We don't drive fancy cars or own a home, but having our children home was something we both wanted, so that is what we did. I wanted to get my doctorate- I am currently busting my ass to get that done. I sacrifice time with my family and friends in order to find a fulfilling job that will hopefully not only help others, but allow my family some financial freedom someday. I want to be fit and healthy- I go to the gym almost everyday and eat clean. I wanted a spiritual life- I church shopped until I found the faith/community that I connected with. This shit did not just happen on its' own. I made it happen with the help of a supportive, loving spouse, family, and friends.
Reflecting on my hard work keeps me constantly motivated and constantly inspired. I want to do better for the people who count on me and who support me. Surrounding myself with like minded people helps strengthen my will power when I am feeling like a whiner who needs to throw themselves a pity party.