We all experience many types of external motivation which can look nothing like a motivational pep talk.
Actually, most of the motivation we receive is not obvious. We rely on friends, books, family, luck, achievements and social pressures to tell us what to do and to keep us doing it.
One of our greatest daily motivators is the huge demand of daily living. This is what gets us up in the morning and propels us throughout the day. Most of us will admit that we feel we “have to,” “should,” “need to,” or are “supposed to” do most of what we do. Too much of that kind of motivation is called: stress. These external motivators are usually temporary. This motivation exists until the demands go away.