A warm welcome to the quotes on motivation page. On this page I include a number of interesting, inspirational or just useful quotes on the subject of motivation.

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
– Stephen R. Covey

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“The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing then down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them.”
– Denis Waitley

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
– Lou Holtz

“You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.”
– Homer Rice

“In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.”
– Henry Davit Thoreau

“10% is outside forces that we cannot control, but 90% is how we react to a problem or situation.”
– Charles Swindol

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
– Mario Andretti

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
– Donald Trump

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
– Jim Ryun

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
– Napolean Hill

 

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