One thing which always motivates me is reading other people’s success stories. I have quite a few CCIE’s on my twitter friends list because it always amazes me of the amount of time and effort that goes into achieving this certification. I will never do it my self as I have never logged onto a router. A typical example is here:
This guy spent 9am – 11pm in the week and then 12 hour days Saturday and Sunday studying. Now if that isn’t determination i don’t know what is!