Alright, so I just got friend-zoned pretty badly recently, and while I am disappointed, that's not what this thread is about. This thread is about motivation; the reason you work hard and look forward to the next day.
You see, for a while impressing this girl was my only real reason to do anything, and since that road's been closed, I'm now just kind of stuck here with no reason for why I should keep trying. I don't have any dreams to work for, I don't really have any family to take care of, luxury doesn't suit me so being rich would be pointless, and fame is something I wouldn't touch with a 20-foot pole. The only thing I can really think of is the vague notion of "helping other people".
So as a confused man, I'd like to ask you guys: what motivates you? Why do you try? What keeps you going? Are any of you finding yourself in a rut like I am, feeling like you're just burning time with no goal? Has anyone managed to climb out of something like this? If yes, how did you do it?