Only you know how to get yourself excited. Others may be able to motivate you or make you happy, but no matter what, they can’t do as good of a job as you. When it comes to life, you have to figure out what makes you tick so you can pull those levers and accomplish your goals.
For example, I love money and there aren’t too many things that get me as excited as money. When I started my first company I ended up doing alright, but there was not much motivation for me to make more of it. Sooner or later what I figured out was that there was nothing motivating me to make more of it because the difference between $10,000 and $100,000 was just an intangible “0”Â on my bank account statement. What I figured out was that I had to start spending a little money on myself, thus recreating the drive to make more money.
Now this doesn’t mean other people can’t get you motivated or excited. For example, a chiropractor once brought me beer and Taco Bell before my speech because he knew that I wouldn’t have time to eat. He read about me online and figured out what type of beverage and food makes me happy. But the thing is he didn’t know my all time favorite menu item from Taco Bell; he was close, but it didn’t hit the spot compared to going into Taco Bell myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy and I was really happy with the food he brought me (hopefully he’ll do it again), but it shows that no one can get you as excited as yourself.