Short essay question:
1. What really motivates you, deep down? Some people are motivated by fear of failure, the need to be important to the team, the need to be a leader, by curiosity, or even a drive to simply serve the human community.
I'm sure that motivations change over the course of one's life. My motivation right now is to find independence. I don't fear failure; if anything, I want to fail, pick things up, and learn quickly. I want to pay off debt and be around good people. I want to take on new skills that can give me a respectable living where I don't have to scramble to get jobs where I'm under- or overqualified. I want to write and talk and have people read and listen. I want to be somebody that has some status; it is really difficult for me to be an underling and a cog. I want to be a person who changes and evolves; a person for whom tasks accomplished are greater than time wasted. My desire to break out of a really negative period in my life is really sky-high right now. I don't know what will happen, but I want the opportunity to fail enough so that I can succeed.