Nouns denoting goals

pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
small voice
an inner voice that judges your behavior
 
Christ Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
 
ground
a rational motive for a belief or action
 
morals
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
 
possession
a mania restricted to one thing or idea
 
provocation
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
 
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
incentive
a positive motivational influence
 
abience
(psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
 
mental energy
an actuating force or factor
 
charge
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
 
life
a motive for living
 
obsession
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
irrational motive
a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
 
hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
 
deterrence
a negative motivational influence
 
occasion
reason
 
moral force
an efficient incentive
 
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