Money is said to be the primary motivational tool for people.
But I have far more effective tool of motivation other than money, and it's Death. Use death as motivation.
You could die anywhere at anytime. Right now while reading this blog you may die because of earthquake. Who knows?
Since you will die one day even if you don't want to. Why don't you live your life to the fullest extent?
If not now, then when? There is no big tool other than death. I want to quote Paulo Coelho for this:
"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you always wanted to. Do it now."
During childhood, I used to think that we were all born to die. And I still agree with it.
What is the ultimate purpose of life?
Since we don't know and can never know the ultimate purpose of life, the thing that matters is what we do during our time on earth. Anything that matters is things you do from your first breath to your last breath.
If not, you will die like a normal average human being without accomplishing things you wanted to. Money will be spent eventually but your name will never be erased from history if you do something worthy in this world.
Don't get depressed over death but rather get motivated from death because you now know anything that matters is things you do before you die.
Live your life to the fullest extent because one day you will die!