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What gives you motivation/strength when you fail?

Each of us has a kind of source of motivation that drive us when our life seems dark. I am first year medical student and I am facing many challenges and obstacles. How do you keep living with full enthusiasm and inspiration? I think I could apply this to my life, otherwise I alone cannot cope with it.
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    Feb 4 2013: As someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury and is still recovering physically.. I HAVE to stay motivated. I have realized over the last couple of years motivation is the hardest thing to hold on to. Day after day of the same exercises, same struggles, and same routine get old.. But you have to keep your eye on the goal. The way I stay true to myself is nature and music.. I do a lot of walking to help me and I decided to explore every trail and every beautiful road I could find in my city. Have my headphones on and just walk as far as I can. Fresh air, beautiful surroundings, and great tunes gives me all the hope I can ask for. Takes my mind away from my own life for a moment and that gives me a great sense of relief.
    No matter how crappy things in your life can become, the world around you is still beautiful.. (:

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