For everyone who knows me, they know that I am motivated on a daily basis by one thing: Fear. Not fear in the sense of spiders, bugs, heights, etc, but real fear. With a capital F. It pretty much consumes me and makes me try and be a better person.
Realize I am not talking about what motivates me during my training. That ultimately is done by me wanting to push myself as far as I can. I'm talking about the Fear of not being a good dad, husband, person, and not being able to provide for my family.
This has taken on an even greater purpose for me when the wife and I bought a house about a year. Instead of not being able to pay rent every month, now it is can I afford to pay the mortgage, can I keep lights, will there be food on the table. Those types of things.
So what does this mean? Really nothing. I can't live my life in Fear every day and let it consume me, though it seems to a lot. Maybe it's the industry that I work in, maybe it's some type of insecurity, maybe it's something else that I haven't thought of. The only thing that I can do is try to be the best at what I do every single day. It helps to have a supportive wife and family to help keep this Fear under wraps, though it at times takes a toll on them.
Even though this post may seem cryptic and weird, it is something that I have thought about constantly and wanted to share my thoughts. So I wonder, what motivates you and what are you scared of?