When your (my) sixty-nine year old mother has you (me) look over her resume. Her intentions are to get a full-time job.
This motivates me for two reasons:
1.) My sixty-nine year old mother should not have to work a full-time job. (I need to write better books.)
2.) My sixty-nine year old mother is strong enough and willing to do whatever it takes until she doesn’t have to work a full-time job anymore. (If she can do that, clearly I can, and will, write better books.)