What drives you?

<p>I am pretty sure that almost every student here at CC is incredible motivated and hard working. My question is: what is the reason for your motivation?</p>

<p>I'll start by giving mine.</p>

<p>"no matter which university you end up in, we will still be proud of you"</p>

<p>I didn't cry when they said it, but I nearly did later. Instead of giving me the license to slack off and not work, it gave me the drive to work even harder to achieve the best I can.</p>

<p>My parents have both worked incredibly hard to get to the positions they are in. To say that they will still value me if even if I don't manage to fill their footsteps is probably the greatest gesture of unconditional love I have ever received. I feel an unexplainable drive to achieve, but not primarily to give myself a good life. Instead, I want to do my best in getting into a good college so that I could dedicate the effort to my parent as a symbol of affection to reciprocate what they have done for me.</p>

<p>I just wish I thought of that a little earlier, because then I would have less pressure in the nest few months.</p>

<p>Everything my parents have sacrificed and how much they have overcome, as cliche as that is.</p>

<p>I don't wanna work for the DoD for the rest of my life.
Opportunity to get hired intro my dream job.

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<p>The only protection a person can have in this world against being stuck in the lower or mediocre social class is an education in a good field...this is what drives me to work my hardest for the future.
I want to have the freedom to move away from my parents, who have been discouraging to me. A part of me wants to show them off and regret crushing my spirit at times. Furthermore, I believe getting away from them would be like a breath of fresh air for the first time in my life. Independence..I don't want to be like a community college kid or college dropout who is still living with their parents at age 22, this kind of goes back to the first thing I mentioned.
I'm trying to find a happiness outiside of my current life, basically. In ideas and knowledge that are universal and a world that gives me freedom to chose who I can be with, people who are supportive, kind, intelligent, and I can grow from and enjoy the company of being with. To further myself and to find a purpose in life that is outside of the purpose I have right now.</p>

<p>Competition. I like to win lol and I guess that's why I've always worked so hard in school. Getting a good grade is a victory for me.</p>

<p>^^ same here! But sometimes i like to do something that no one else has done before for self-competition and curiosity. So basically competition and curiosity drives me</p>

<li>Get out of my god damn state before I light the dry thing on fire, and a great education seems to be the most surefire way to get out. </li>
<li>Learning is a beautiful, beautiful process.</li>

<p>A car...</p>


<p>Well my parents definitely support me and I appreciate that but I am by far a better student then they were with much more potential so anything they say school related doesn't really affect me...</p>

<p>My school provides absolutely no incentive to work hard. This year we had an assembly to honor the top 10 kids in each class, and as a reward they gave us $5...</p>

<p>So basically my motivation is to be better than everyone else, trying to get into as good of a college as I can, and getting the job I want</p>

<p>I've always wanted to go to RiceU. It's been my dream school for the longest time, an I can't picture myself anywhere else. </p>

<p>The fear of failure and heartbreak. The prospect of everything I've ever wanted. It's the hardest thing ever ever worked and strived for, and it's what drives me.</p>

<p>my future and my dream for some</p>

<p>Well, I really am motivated by the idea to be thebest-bad for business, I know-, but I love to learn and I want to have knowledge on every subject I can lay my hands on. I don't want to go to college, pay $100 grand+, and have to go back to my parents' house and mooch off them while working at a min. wage job...like my sis lol I really want to go see the world and have different experiences-good and bad-and be able to live! :D I just want to do what I want without having restrictions!!!</p>

<p>"unconditional love" </p>

<p>where did you get that from?</p>

<p>What drives me?</p>

<p>My '97 Century Custom</p>


That sounds really weird. So...they just handed each of you a $5 bill as you walked up?</p>

<p>My ego. It's bigger than Jupiter.</p>

<p>I just want to be happy and getting a well paid job will keep me feeling safe. I want to be able to take care of myself because if I don't who will. I don't need to be rich just secure and happy.</p>

<p>Finding a career I'm utterly passionate about. Things will take care of themselves from there, passion is the key, there is money to be made in every profession if you're dedicated enough.</p>

<p>I never want to say "if only"</p>

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