Hello Yellow Hope,
Your post is very insightful and I'm sure many people, like me, can take something aware from it, whatever it may be. I found it very helpful.
Sometimes I believe that realising that life isn't like a movie is important; it doesn't get wrapped up neatly at the end of a film, it continues after the film has ended. Therefore, we should try to acknowledge this and continually set goals, long term and short term. It can be good to set some short term goals to get you motivated, but it is important to look at the bigger picture of life - to set a goal that lasts a lifetime. These two types of goal are what has kept me motivated to be who I am when I felt no motivation to do anything.
I value respect, trust and kindness, therefore, my goals in life are to be tolerant, honest and compassionate in everything I do.Thus, I view our values as our long-term goals. We can materialise these goals quite simply. For example, volunteering can help you be kind, always telling the truth helps you be trustworthy and accepting everyone for who they are helps you be respectful.
However, we should not feel defined by our values, as we are ever-changing, and we should accept that no one is perfect, all we can do is try our best. :D