Nouns denoting goals

phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
 
provocation
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
 
motivator
a positive motivational influence
 
kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
 
psychic energy
an actuating force or factor
 
adience
(psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
 
Thanatos
(psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
 
urge
an instinctive motive
 
logomania
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
 
morals
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
 
mania
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
 
necrophilism
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
 
abience
(psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
 
charge
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
 
voice of conscience
an inner voice that judges your behavior
 
dynamic
an efficient incentive
 
conscience
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
disincentive
a negative motivational influence
 
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