What inspires you in life? What makes you want to reach for the stars and do something truly extraordinary?
Stories, both true and invented. When I watch Simon fighting against all probability, when I read about Khatzumoto becoming native-level fluent in just a few years, when I see stories online about people overcoming depression, it gives me real hope. Kind of a "F&^%, yeah I can <i>do!</I> this!" feeling. Having someone to emulate, having an experience to build on and modify really helps me to motivate myself.