I'm trying to get the individual girls on my HS girls basketball team to understand how to become great at something, and the commitment and effort that's required to get there.
In researching articles on this subject, I stumbled across one of my favorite writers, Leo Babauta.
He reinforces the idea that you've got to put the time in to get great at something. I've been blogging for 5 years, I'm well published on the Internet, and the author of a couple of books, and I still feel that I'm at the stage of infancy in terms of understanding how to write effectively in a 500-600 article.
What motivates you? How do you motivate those around you?