A book you recently read, one of your favorite songs ?
Its not something external, its within us. The spirit.
There is a never ending spirit in all of us, which never wants to die. It always want to get up.
From Matrix movie last scene :
Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting for something? For more that your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Yes? No? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception.
The temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
And Neo Answers : “Because I choose to.”
Watch any boxing match or any other sports. Fighter never gives up.
The reason we dont give up is because perseverance is built in our soul. When we watch, listen, read something inspiring we silence ourselves and are able to listen to our inner voices and we feel motivated.