Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.
That's my whole motivation in life - to educate people to become better a citizen, better person, better son, and better father.
Excellence endures and sustains. It goes beyond motivation into the realms of inspiration.
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.
I never race for records. The motivation to try to beat the record is not enough to continue. You have to enjoy it.
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.
I do have motivation. A lot of motivation.
I have often said I come from a family of unreliable narrators. I tend to believe their struggles with racism, identity, nationality do dovetail with my motivation to write.
I do have high standards. I look at everything I have done and think, 'Why wasn't that better?' Part of my motivation is from crippling self-doubt - I have got to prove myself wrong.
Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.
My motivation is not to try to inspire, but rather to do things that inspire me and hopefully that will spread to others.
I'm self-motivated. I'm motivated for myself to be the best I can be - for me to do that, I have to have my own motivation, my own positive energy.
I am often asked why I started to write poetry. The answer is that my motivation sprang from a visceral need to creatively articulate the experiences of the black youth of my generation, coming of age in a racist society.
One very common thing is that often very brilliant children stop working because they're praised so often that it's what they want to live as - brilliant - not as someone who ever makes mistakes. It really stunts their motivation.
With the new year comes a refueled motivation to improve on the past one.
I don't believe that artists really are interested in money. That's not the motivation for art.
Our greatest motivation in life comes from not knowing the future.
The great fights with your strongest rivals are always the biggest motivation. When you win easily it's not the same taste.
My transformation represents more than what is just skin deep; it represents my motivation, drive, and willingness to constantly improve.
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 wanted to be part of the Houston Astros when they become a good team. That was my motivation... I never had in my mind the idea of playing with any other teams.
What is frustrating is to have others question my motivation, my ethics, and my history.
I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is a small portion of the motivation.
The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
Meetings should be like salt - a spice sprinkled carefully to enhance a dish, not poured recklessly over every forkful. Too much salt destroys a dish. Too many meetings destroy morale and motivation.
The motivation to do anything - like change your entire life around - doesn't just come from some magical, mystical place within you. Action is both the effect of motivation and the cause of it.
I know that I can beat everybody, and this is what also gives me a lot of confidence and motivation for going out there and playing with a lot of emotion.
Our challenge isn't that we can't be motivated. It's not that we aren't smart, excitable, or that we lack passion - what we don't have is the ability to sustain motivation over time.
I am convinced after more than 50 years in the field of motivation that anyone who wants to learn to look at life and/or their circumstances in a positive light can do so.
My biggest motivation is knowing what it feels like to win medals and thinking that I want that feeling again. It was incredible to succeed in Beijing and come home to your whole country behind you but, importantly, all your family and friends.
You can have the best product in the world, you can have the best motivation in the world, you can have best education in the world, you can have all the money in the world - but if you don't have direction, you'll never go anywhere.
Engaging in social business is beneficial to a company because it leverages on business competencies to address social issues, involves one-time investment with sustainable results, and produces other positive effects such as employee motivation and improved organizational culture.
People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.
It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.
Reading has been the fuel of my motivation: it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
I don't believe we're only motivated by our own self-interests. Often out of crisis comes this enormous wellspring of generosity and motivation.
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.
Every action that we take has some motivation of either being selfish or altruistic. All that adds up.
Everything boils down to motivation.
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.
Music can be useful during training to help get you psyched, and I still listen to music on easy climbs or in the gym. But during cutting-edge solos or really hard climbs, I unplug. There shouldn't be a need for extra motivation on big days, be it music or anything else. It should come from within.
Let's practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.
My principal motivation is supporting my family, which is not a bad reason for getting up in the morning. That's always been my motivation - to take care of the people who rely on me.
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