If you take a look at the most inspirational figures in history, they're the ones who fought for something that really mattered to them. Not only did they struggle tooth and nail to win that fight, but they had a smile on their face while they were doing it.
It's that enjoyment that lets you know this person isn't gonna stop, which is scary in a good way, because it lets you know that they're enjoying the fight and they're not about a "get." They're not about reaching the finish line, so to speak.
The same could be said of competitors who don't compete for the accolades of fame or fortune. They compete for the love of the game. Like this 2-year-old biking champion who smoked his competition, but then decided at the last minute he didn't want the race to be over, so he circled back and went through the course just so he could ride some more.
Senn Swieters competed in a Dutch Walking bike race but not because he wanted a trophy or anything, but simply because he wanted to ride his bike.
I've never competed in a walking bike race myself, but they look like tons of fun, and it seems like peeps in the Netherlands think so, too.
But even if you detest bikes (which is an odd item to hate, I mean, it's just a bike) there's still something to be learned from his enthusiasm. If you could find the love in everything you do and not do it for an end result, you'll probably be much happier.