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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine
Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams... Motivation? The memory of the rush I get from a really good writing session - even on a bad day, I know I'll find that again if I keep going.
Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
I never race for records. The motivation to try to beat the record is not enough to continue. You have to enjoy it.
Being reminded about the incredible power of God's love, and living as He intended, is the most powerful motivation to change.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?
Fortunately during my career I have won more or less everything, so I need to enjoy it to have the right motivation.
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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