I've been struggling to find my own motivation for studying and researching physics, so I wanted to pose this question to anyone willing to answer. What is your motivation/drive/ambition to study physics? What do you hope to accomplish with a career in physics? And finally, was there a moment, event or person that sparked a fire or passion to the sciences? I am honestly interested in your personal experiences, as I'm still looking for mine. Perhaps I could gain insight for my own academic career.