Walk the path
When I scour the net for information on fitness and life in general, plus read all the books that I have, listen to all the experts that I want to listen to, what I conclude is simple; there are many paths, and as its been said before time and time again, one must follow ones own path. Take note from all those who you meet along the way. You never know where you might find inspiration and the motivations generally come from the most unlikely sources. Keep you passions alive and put effort in all that you want to do. Because without effort your passions will never see the light of day.