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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.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine
No matter how good you are at planning, the pressure never goes away. So I don't fight it. I feed off it. I turn pressure into motivation to do my best.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
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.
One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Edward de Bono
If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.
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.
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.
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.
The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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.
Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.
I'll always use the negativity as more motivation to work even harder and become even stronger.
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
My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that's the truth. And my goal is the same - it's to always be happy playing, it's to enjoy the game and improve always.
If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
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.
If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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