School is becoming more and more a daycare holding pattern than a place for learning. College is works sheets, not fostering innovation.
For many Fight Club was a big inspiration. If it takes a meme to motivate you, that's fine too. Sometimes having a clear picture of what you want for your future. Maybe a partner can be your muse.
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret
I think what really matters is that you find something that motivates you. I don't really care if it's a book, movie, money, boys & girls or meme. As long as it gets you to do something it's worthwhile.