We got to having an interesting discussion at the gym the other day about motivation, what makes you go into the gym day in and day out. I'm not talking about fitness or recreational lifting I guess, but pushing yourself at a very high level.

That doesn't mean you have to be successful at a high level in reference to top 10 rankings or all time records or whatever. But the topic that came up was the difference between being motivated to challenge yourself, or is it to challenge others?

One isn't better than the other since each can make you successful.

Down deep, I'm probably more motivated to challenge myself. I like doing things that little voice in my head says I can't do. I like doing things that require mental focus combined with more of a long term approach.

However there are those times when I do what I do simply because I want to match or beat someone else. haha.

What drives you to succeed?