What Motivates You Right Now?

 While most people have a dominant motivation in their life that moves them, it is wrong to think we all have the same motivations all the time. We often have periods in our life where our priorities change. Sometimes one motivation makes room for another to take its place. Let’s find out what really moves your soul right now in this introspective word association test. Simply read the first word and choose one other term that it most puts into your mind. Tip: Try to voice them out loud at times to 'feel' the word better.
 
Pick a word you associate most with the word above.
Impressive
Time
Rich
Quiet
Guilt
Happy
 
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Risk
Reward
Courage
Hero
Magic
Helping
 
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Chivalry
Luxury
Pompous
Danger
Injustice
Generous
Savior
 
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Scared
Lost
Control
Shake
Stress
Obstacle
Hide
 
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Window
Locked
House
Open
Bolt
Welcome
 
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Injury
Cat
Excitement
Child
Truth
News
 
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Love
Freedom
Safety
Success
Surrender
Patience
 
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Family
Music
Nature
Discord
Unity
 
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Money
Debt
Boring
Dread
Proud
Opportunity
 
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Mother
Loyal
Angry
Tall
Safe
Proud
Strong
Intimidating
 
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Happy
Splendor
Spoiled
Powerful
Poor
Inequality
Appreciation
 
Your current motivation seems to be bound about the concept of "Appreciation". <br><br> This motivation is a pressure, usually coming from within, to 'earn' appreciation for what you do in your life. This appreciation you seek may come in the form of love from your family or friends, it can be someone showing you the respect you've earned or it could be just seeking self-approval from yourself. <br><br> We often put secret goals in our hearts, little measurements of things we can do to make OURSELVES feel appreciation for who we are and what we do. This is especially true if you already get appreciation from the outside, yet you don't really feel it is true, and you seek your own, hard-to-earn approval.
Anxiety
 
Your current motivation seems to be bound about the concept of Anxiety. <br><br> This motivation is a pressure, coming from without or within, that is acting as a constant background noise to all else you do. It is a default setting, a nagging feeling in the back of your mind. It is a negative feeling, but it is also a driving force. <br><br> At times, we hang on to our anxieties, clutching them to our breast because we're afraid that if we do not keep them in our mind, something bad might happen, as if these anxieties are our support frame. <br><br> While it is true anxiety and fear are great motivators, quality-wise, it's not a fun experience. We hope this is just a temporary period in your life (or that we're wrong!) and soon you'll find a way to deal with the anxiety that's driving you. Remember, you are more than the sum of your worries.
Riches and Success
 
Your current motivation seems to be bound about the intertwined concepts of Riches and Success. <br><br> This motivation is a pressure, coming from within or without, to reach certain inner goals that are inexorably locked with your other needs. In other words, you are ambitious in the old school way - you need to achieve. Whether this means a great career choice, amazing others with your creativity, making lots of money or just focusing on not having to worry about money at all - these motivations are among the most common in our society. <br><br> Why are they important to so many? In many ways, riches, fame and success represent FREEDOM. Freedom to do as we please, freedom from financial woes, and perhaps most importantly - freedom from the need to strive. Some, of course, define themselves by this struggle, and so may never give it up. But the smarter soul knows when to break new grounds and discover new interests.
Family
 
Your current motivation seems to be bound about the concept of family. This concept can be about blood relatives, it can also be about a group of friends, a circle of individuals, a club or anything that FEELS like family, people who are most important to you. <br><br> This motivation is a pressure, sometimes from within and sometimes from without. When it comes from within, it means we have internal wants and fears regarding our family. The family is, right now, your most important motivation, and so your motivation is to protect its members, protects the relationships between you and the other members and protect the relationships between the other members. The family needs to be whole, it needs to be happy and at peace. <br><br> This motivation often comes from the inside, but sometimes comes from the outside in the form of familial pressure, perhaps a long time running, of familial ideals. Growing up in certain communities, these ideals are more laws etched in stone, and so the pressure of protecting one's beloved family can also be an outside source to 'measure up' and keep your family functioning. <br><br> Whatever the reason, this is a rewarding motivation and can be a real blessing at the end of the day and at the later stages of our lives, enjoying the love we gave being reflected back at us.
Make the World Better
 
Your current motivation seems to be bound about the concept of making the world a better place. <br><br> While most of us have personal or familial main motivations, like being successful or providing for our families, you have the buzz of injustice in the back of your mind. Your most powerful motivation at the moment seems to be making the world a better place to live in for other people, including or excluding yourself. <br><br> In a way, this can also be seen as a personal motivation. After all, we live in the world we want to make better. But most of us know that all we can do is our little part to help the world, even if we just make our own neighborhood a better place. You yearn to fight real injustice, to make a change that people can FEEL. <br><br> Of course, real change takes time, and so you may be inclined to take the road of 1,000 little deeds to change the world or you can focus on one big way. Perhaps you are focusing on one important person to help. It doesn't matter, as this motivation comes from the same place - Empathy. You want to make things better, and there are more like you than you'd think. In this world, it's often hard to see the people who make everything a little better for everyone else, but they are all around us, and we're happy to discover you're one of them.
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