Hello all! Beside the reason of pure self-improvement, anyone have any external reasons that strive to keep them training and pushing themself harder. For example, My one external reason for bettering myself is my brother. My brother was a martial artist long before I was, so I've lived in his shadow you could say. I mean everyone compares me to my big bro, (not in the negative way mind you, except my parents but they don't mean to be negative I don't believe) Like my sensei now was his former sensei, and I hear all the time from him how much I remind him of my brother, and how everyone at that school sees a lot of my brother in me. And my parents if I do something, they ALWAYS let me know how my brother did it lol. But thats my one EXTERNAL reason, I wish to train to a point where I've set myself apart from my brother, and I guess you could say surpass him. Cause we've always had that friendly sibling competition, that leads to our betterment, I do something, he out does it, which in turn I outdo. It's quite a good drive to train =] Anyways let me know what drives you!