How do you do it? I've grown beyond the need of a motivation, I work out of inertia, out of hobby, out of the pleasure of labor. Because this is what I do, this is what I enjoy doing, this is how I escape, this is how I feel that I'm alive. But honestly, money doesn't motivate me at all, it just doesn't. I started making some money, got to the point of buying myself the things I wanted, fancy phone, fancy computer, wondering through malls looking at everything without walking away because it's too expensive. In the end, it didn't help much, it didn't make me any happier, in fact, it made me sadder. And even if I would make a lot more money, I still don't see how useful it would be to have them. In the end, it's just paper. I've noticed that people actually do worship money, they claim that money will help them, they look for money, they work for money, they think money will change their lives, they think money will make them happy, they have faith that money will do that. It makes me afraid to play the lottery because I might just be unlucky enough to win. I don't see the point of money if they aren't the result of the work I'm doing. I've read tons of articles about people winning the lottery and having their lives ruined because of that. Also, an interesting ted talk that I agree with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsihkFWDt3Y I think it's true, when you buy things for yourself, it's not that great, it goes away pretty fast and soon enough you don't really care about those things. But when you buy things for someone else, their happiness and joy makes you way happier and when other people buy things for you, it works the same. You look at those things and you remember who bought them and feel better. I know I made a lot of statements and written down a lot of opinions, right now, I don't motivate myself with money, I motivate myself because I believe that work is good. (P.S, I'm also a believing Christian, not a legalistic religious one, but the active faith kind, let's not discuss that here though) So, how do you motivate yourself and how do you feel like about money?