For any aspect of self-improvement, there has to be a reason for you to start and keep going. That is your motivation – the reason for doing what you do.
When I was a young man, even a teenager for that matter, I always had an optimism that was hard for to overcome. Even in the midst of the all the negative influences from family and peers, this positive optimism was difficult to beat down. I was powerful, I was lucky, life was magic. I remember it like it was yesterday.