Sounds pretty silly to pass that up- especially if it's happening consistently and your conscious mind would say- wait, one penny isn't much but they are coming every time I see someone! Maybe I should go where there are more people!
Now, you may not actually ever see this phenomenon come to pass- I mean why would you? But it illustrates my next point- that there is an energy source that throws a sort of electron at you every time you do something, that electron is a dopamine molecule from your brains reward center.
To put it into perspective from the aforementioned example, a dopamine molecule experienced wouldn't likely "feel" motivating to any great extent, and dopamine "highs" actually only last a few minutes at best unless something causes a new release (successive events that trigger it).
There are after effects, however that last much longer than the dopamine "fix"- it's not there as a drug that you want to become addicted to- it's there just to boost you when you need it and to fortify your filters of good and bad for you decisions.
The dopamine isn't going to be the end all, but controlling or rather appreciating its releases can create lasting changes that create the environment for motivation, drive, and ambition to thrive in. I see a dopamine molecule as a CEO and there are many 'branches' of hierarchies that are affected by THAT one molecule- now imagine billions of CEO's being released....
That's when you feel that powerful clarity and drive to write, to take on a project that before seemed hard, to do things with a smile on your face and fuel in your blood!
Like I said, you won't walk outside and get a penny thrown at you from every person you meet, but it is absolutely possible to get the motivation fuel your body endogenously creates when you make a goal and surpass it in molecular sized pieces- thrown down through your body's nervous system from your brain's reward system.
This comes in the form of setting and achieving goals ALL THE TIME. I know that sounds exhausting, but the reality is this system really perpetuates itself- its perpetual in the sense that, although you may not realize it, every micro-second of your day your doing it already. The body isn't likely rewarding you for it, however, because the goal/achievement alone doesn't trigger the gumball machine to release all those "dopamine" gumballs. You have to both put the quarter in (so to speak) by creating and achieving the goals, then you have to turn the knob to put the machine into action.
The turning of the knob is acknowledgement of what happened- the goal, the achievement, and the good feelings of that exchange being consciously/subconsciously felt. This takes a conscious effort at first but, believe it or not, eventually forms into a habit- a script you use every second to "auto-approve" the goal/achievement acknowledgement process so your consistently being flooded with motivation. You just feel powerful all the time and this is why.
The body regulates the process so you won't overload- but what will happen is your brain will start to really work better. Your motivation and the ability to motivate yourself becomes incredibly automated, and you get things done!
You start small and work up to the bigger things. We'll discuss that next: