The most successful people find meaning in what they do. That meaning propels them forward and helps them thrive. As Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak put it, "Having a purpose, motivation — motivation is worth more than knowledge."
That's evident throughout Sunday's season finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones," titled, "The Wolf and the Dragon." The question of motivation is raised right away in the episode from atop the wall in King's Landing between the sell-sword Bronn, who is driven by self-interest, and Jamie Lannister, who is driven by honor, love and the desire to protect his family. They look over Daenerys' armies of Unsullied and Dothraki poised to attack the capital and ask each other what is really worth fighting for.
Jamie wrestles with the question until the end of the episode when, to the satisfaction of viewers, he parts ways with his sister/lover, Cersei and puts honor over family. The queen had promised to send troops north to help her enemies, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, defeat the army of the dead, and it infuriates Jamie to discover that Cersei had so readily done exactly what Jon could not, even under duress: lie.
She had seemed convinced by Daenerys' team compelling 3D presentation intended to win her support. They heeded Professor Albert Mehrabian's advice to include a visual aid and, to great effect, used the captured wight. They applied Steve Jobs' recommendation to connect with the audience emotionally. By the sound of Jon's voice, it seems clear they even rehearsed.