This time of year we tend to put our attention on manifesting the future. I have found the #1 reason people set goals and don't achieve them is either they haven't clarified values or don't have a specific enough plan. Here is a gift to you from the book Life by Design, (Brinkman & Kirschner, McGraw-Hill) and my audio Life by Design (Brinkman, CareerTrack), the chapters on clarifying values.
I would consider this the single most important thing you can do to create self motivation.
Download a compressed archive here: http://rickbrinkman.com/filechute/ftp/LifebyDesign-Values-Archive.zip