I can't say exactly what is the main cause of my drive and my success in life, but one important thing that I do every day is read a good book for at least 30 minutes every morning. It may be a "real" book or increasingly an electronic version on a Kindle. But the really great books that motivate and inspire me, I find myself reading them over and over again.
Whether you have had a financial catastrophe happen to you such that you have to file bankruptcy, or whether you just happened to find this website and my list of "recommended reads," I suggest that you adopt my reading habit as your own. When you start out your day with not only a good breakfast but also some "food for thought," it really gets you ready to tackle the day ahead. Bon appetit.