I have not received my book yet from Amazon so my post will be about the lectures so far. In the first part of the lectures I definitely agree with the push and pull motives. I liked the example that you are pulled to get a college degree in order to gain pride in graduating and get a good job. The idea of the end results pull you and motivates you to start the journey of going to college.
Locke’s theory about how if your goal is closer, you gain an increased desire for it. Such as if you are training for a competition the beginning of your training will be tough and tedious. Become almost like a pain. When your competition becomes near, you train even harder to make sure you are prepared for the competition, and reach your ultimate goal. The pressure of the competition upon you helps motivate you for that last push of training.