Crypto Rookie Question

self.Bitcoin1m ago
Just being honest. I bought into BTC in 2021 and have been stacking SATS monthly as I am sitting on 4 (BTC) now, working on 5. I follow all the gossip but don't claim to know jack shit about this coin as well as the others I hold. I know the halving thing keeps getting tossed around as it is next in 2024. So, my question is, if every 4 years there is halving, what keeps the miners motivated to keep mining? I mean, maybe I am missing something or not fully understanding the halving thing? not rich and I worked for every penny I have. I have been lucky with some other investments and decided to give crypto a whirl. Thanks for trying to explain to a crypto rookie.