Living a life of monotony is what most people's lives are in today's world. It's a robotic existence and if you plan on achieving greatness, you have to have people around you that are striving for the same things you are.
This is one question I ask a lot of people as much as I can. I do it to pick people's brains and get inside of their minds. When we are striving for greatness, there is always something that drives us everyday.