I was just browsing a philosophy forum and I really couldn't connect. I realize my purpose is more practical. I don't care about the technicalities so much as achieving practical results. To me motivations and emotions are tangible enough that I put them in the practical category.
I am an idealist. When it comes to all matters of my experience, I like to be able to identify where I am and where I would like to go from here. Emotions are often seen as vague and transient, while logic is seen to be more objective. However, I believe emotions are very logical and are based on solid experience. Whatever we feel it is often not hard to find real experiences that back it up. In choosing a direction, we often get a feeling related to what we expect to happen, and we have lots of evidence to support it. I see motivation and emotions as inseparable. Emotions tell us what we honestly expect as a result when we consider going in any direction. They will either stop us or propel us. If we push against them we will eventually run out of energy, so clearing up conflict is essential to getting anywhere.