I have always been drawn to the idea of cultivation of the self, and self mastery.
This seem to ties into polr in that...... ultimately, what else can you count on but yourself?
What do you think?
You can try to change the world, but ultimately your own choices, decisions, and actions are what they are. Ultimately the thing you are responsible for is your own self. So it seems for myself, that is a powerful motivation, or at least, something I can put weight on. The only thing you can really legitimately work towards, perhaps the only thing you can really trust.