Isn't that what drives you? Knowing you accomplished something that took time, that took effort. To be able to puff your chest and be prideful in that YOU did that. Pride is an incredible motivating force. What brings you pride?
How are goals set? What are the steps to achieve a great life? Goals come in phases. Match the goal phase with the life phase. Phase One: when you get to the end of your life, what would you like to say you can look back on? Phase Two: ten years from now, what does your life look like? Phase Three: five years from now, where are you in life that you aren't right now? Phase Four: by next year, what will you do? Phase Five: what will you do this week? Know your grand plan and begin to get specific. Be realistic, but a dreamer. Adjust your goals as you move along. Its fair to say you may want or need different things from 25 to 35 or 40 to 60. That's ok. The point is: take pride in who you are and who you will be. Goals can be a simple stepping stone to get you there.