It definitely is partly a motivator. It's how I get myself out of bed sometimes, and not just when I'm depressed, though lately I've just been getting up. I really do want to be introspective about this, my brain just isn't working well enough right now to manage it.
I'm eating a very late lunch (just got hungry w/in the last half hour) of steak with green peppers & onions, and feeling mildly better, though still very tired.
I know I'm not stupid, even if I say it all the time. People at work seem to think I'm pretty awesome, which is great for my morale (and for the hope that I might get a raise at my annual review...). Ugh, but you know what term I hate when describing intelligence? "Bright." My family uses it, and it just seem condescending, like you're not actually smart, you just want the person to feel good about themselves. I have no idea why that word makes me feel that way.