Some people motivate you by showing you the path, i.e walking on the path you want to.
Some others motivate by showing you the path you shouldn't walk.
You might wonder how the latter can be termed motivation. Any deviation or sense of direction is considered as motivation here. Anything that pulls or pushes towards a state that provides more hope and happiness is motivation.
Any state where you are capable to do more than when you are doing things that you know are bad, is worth calling motivated state.
Motivation is all around, you just need to pick the right one at the right time and move on. When you are excited, you tend to pick up more motivation from all around, and in the process also radiate some of it to others. That is the observed theory of motivation.
My heart goes out for some people who wait for a motivation. It is true that when you are depressed and quite unable to pick yourself up, you 'await' the motivation by other people, events or thoughts. But one thing you never notice is that even at that moment a choice is made to be motivated. And that choice is entirely yours. Hence you are enough to motivate yourself, but it is easier said than believed.
If you ever get motivated and do good things, the credit is entirely yours. No one who motivated can take the credit, unless they had undergone special pain to motivate you. In that case, what they deserve is a heartfelt thanks for lighting the lamp in you. And also, keep such people close to yourself. They are precious. But as your own motivational team is more important than the external one, give yourself the praise you need and then share it with the others too. Be proud for each time you beat the odds, each time you felt that you stood up for what you thought was correct, each time stood up after a big fall, each time you repainted yourself after a period of paleness..
Go ahead.. you need all the sabaashi you can get.
Be motivated to motivate the motivational motto :)