Nouns denoting goals

potomania
an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
 
urge
an instinctive motive
 
incitement
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
 
irrational impulse
a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
 
Christ Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
ethics
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
 
psychic energy
an actuating force or factor
 
kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
 
compulsion
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
 
sense of right and wrong
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
account
grounds
 
ground
a rational motive for a belief or action
 
compulsion
an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
 
charge
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
 
sense of duty
a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
 
life
a motive for living
 
signal
any incitement to action
 
pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
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