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Who is the last person who motivated you?

Asked by CuriousLoner (1796 points ) November 8th, 2012

I don’t mean like a little pat on the back or something. But getting you going. You get a rush from that person to push a bit harder and keep going, even when you are down, out and tired.

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yankeetooter's avatar

A professor I had for a class last spring….

Several times since then, I have had doubts about pursuing my major…doubts that are ridiculous most of the time, because I am really proficient in my area of study. Unfortunately, I am plagued by periodic bouts of self-doubt, at which times I become certain (temporarily) that I will not succeed. Thanks to many times when he has encouraged me (some of which I have in saved emails) I am able to pull myself through these cycles…

whothef_i_is's avatar

This Article: http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/strangers-raise-56k-help-kids-whose-parents-died-180400036.html#

May God Bless them and guide them, no Child should ever have to go through this, I couldn’t imagine the pain, and the hurt they will endure and are enduring now. I will donate.

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

My last department manager at Asda.
I started in his department, left his department and then he ended up being my department manager again. I think as a two-man team we worked really hard, and it wasn’t self-motivation it was more keeping pace, but it was one time when I actually enjoyed working with and for the guy. Failing that, he was a pain in the ass, and I think we spent more time annoying each other out of habit after a while than actually doing anything to further the company’s gains!

Mariah's avatar

On a small scale, a new friend and I have become gym buddies. I had lost my drive and was going less than once a week. Now I have a commitment to meet him there 3 times a week. I’m sore, but it’s good for me.

Big picture. I can’t say I’ve ever been down and out and unable to rise on my own.

Sunny2's avatar

My daughter. Every time I’m upset, she puts things into proportion for me, I hope I do the same for her, but I don’t know that.

Blondesjon's avatar

Motivational speaking powerhouse Matt Foley.

Shippy's avatar

One of my former bosses. I could never stick a job longer than a year. Plus this job was hard, difficult in content, and grueling. I stayed eight years. He motivated me to do things I would never dream of, I will never forget him.

CuriousLoner's avatar

@Shippy Mind me asking what it was?

ttemmatt's avatar

I absolutely enjoyed reading interviews with Asia Argento. She motivated me a lot with her very special life approach and world view.

Shippy's avatar

@CuriousLoner I headed up a team of financial brokers. The industry is tough, in terms of competitor and also learning. Legislation and products changed monthly. I am not even a financial type, so he really was an inspiration to me.

jersi's avatar

My mother..

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