Dungeon Prompts: Motivation

This week’s prompt is:  Motivation 

“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause. The mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”

– Wilhelm Stekel

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

– Jim Rohn

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

– Winston Churchill

Welcome to Season 2 of Dungeon Prompts.  As it is a new year I thought that we could start out with a new take on our new year’s resolutions. In true Dungeon Prompt style, let’s look deeper into not only what our goals for the coming year are, but beyond them, what are the internal motivations that keep us moving from day to day.

Suggested Prompts:

*When times are easy we may not even think about what motivates us but when times get hard we have to look within and think of reasons to keep moving on.  What motivates you in this life?  What do you live for?  What do you look forward to?  Are you goal oriented or do you just take life as it comes, going wherever the flow takes you?  Tell us about your motivations.

*Write a short story, poem, or share a picture or song that talks about your motivations.

*Any inspired offering that somehow relates to the idea of motivations for getting through the day.

Dungeon Prompts are meant to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit.  Explore the recesses of your mind and get back with a poem, story, essay or creative offering.  Link your post to this specific prompt page and I’ll share your link back with our readers.

To participate, all you’ll need to do is:

1.            Tag your post with: “DungeonPrompts”

2.            Link back to this page in the body of your post *

3.            Dive deep within and give us a glimpse of your soul!**


*note: If the pingback doesn’t work, then please leave the link to your post in the comment section.

**If you don’t have a blog please feel free to join the discussion in the comment section.


Thank you to those who made Season 1 a success. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from all of the Season 1 contributors:

Traces of the Soul, 12 Contributions, Check out: Denied Privilege

Dream Cloud Diaries, 9 Contributions, Check out: Get Down

Contemplating Me, 8 Contributions, Check out: Dream Good, Evil, or Your Way
Split Speak, 8 Contributions, Check out: My Inner Voices

Martha0stout, 6 Contributions, Check out: Be Still and Know 

Let There Be Peace on Earth, 4 Contributions, Check out: Dad’s Love
Marsnplato, 4 Contributions, Check out: The Orphan
Stop the Stigma with Cher Shares, 4 Contributions, Check out: About page
Writing Works in Progress, 4 Contributions, Check out: Seeking Refuge in Illusion
Baldypoems, 3 Contributions, Check out: Poem
Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library, 3 Contributions, Check out: Huitain: Do Not Untimely Mourne
Follow Your Shadow, 3 Contributions, Check out: Heaven’s Chains
The Arkside of Thought, 3 Contributions, Check out: When I Go To Die

5 Degrees of Inspiration, 2 Contributions, Check out: Improper Nobility 
Liars, Hypocrites, and The Development of Human Emotion, 2 Contributions, Check out: Entitlement (Rondeau)
Life After Coffee, 2 Contributions, Check out: What Does Mortality Really Mean?
My Spirit Journey, 2 Contributions, Check out: Guilt 
Prompted Scribblings, 2 Contributions, Check out: Prompt for 23rd August
Shainbird, 2 Contributions, Check out: Enemy Mine
The Story of an Ordinary Girl, 2 Contributions, Check out: Twinkle Twinkle

And the Fabulous Single Post Contributors:

A Holisitic Journey, Check out: Greatness, Part 1: MMA and the Art of War
Emotion at Peek, Check out: Do you know Peace?
Every Day Another Story, Check out: My Inner Self 
Howanxious, Check out: Finding Peace
Human in Recovery, Check out: Caged Freedom

I Didn’t Just Wake up This Morning with a Craving, Check out: Who Still has there Bee Bee
Life As It Is, Check out: Achieve Peace Within Yourself
Melzzart, Check out: Dungeons and dragons
Read Me My Writes, Check out: Inner Voice 
Tracy’s Healing Art, Check out: Guilt: The Non-Emotion
Vic Briggs, Check out: Peace

This week’s contributors are:

Role Model – The Story of an Ordinary Girl

Positive Push – Dream Cloud Diaries

Walking With Reason – MarthaOstout

Motivation – Writing Works in Progress

Motivation – Human in Recovery

What Motivates Me? (Haiku) – Traces of the Soul

Motivation – Cher Shares

Dreams – Writing Works in Progress

The Struggle Between Mind and Matter – The Seeker’s Dungeon

The Meaning of Motivation Changed – Shadows of the Divine

When You Call Me – SplitSpeak

On Motivation – Contemplating Me

One Square Root of One Percent – My Spirit Journey

About the author

I am a King without a Kingdom, in a world with many masters, wrapped in the spoils of a jealous heart, and my people’s callous laughter.


  1. Youpeee!! so glad you are back with these prompts. The writing that gets me to dig deep and come out having learned something as well. Happy New Year, Sreejit. You have been missed!!

  2. This is excellent. Never knew you do this prompts thing too ! Brilliant. As a fan of your blog, I will sure Love to contribute.Already working on it 🙂

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