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“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the USA
“The transmission of information without motivation is called boring.” - Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE
“When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation / it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” – Les Brown, American author, Entrepreneur and motivational speaker
“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.” – Les Brown, American author, Entrepreneur and motivational speaker
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. “- Maya Angelou
“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, Francis Charles Publius, Maltese Psychologist and Writer, leading authority in field of creative thinking. b.1933
“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.” – John C. Maxwell, American Entrepreneur, Author and motivational speaker
“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.” – Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama (Dalai Lama, b.1935)
“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Her best-selling A Thousand Acres, a story based on William Shakespeare’s King Lear, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992.
“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.” – Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D), Deputy Director, Johnson Space Center and a veteran of four space flights.
“There are two gravitational forces that drive human behavior: pleasure and pain. One moves you away from what you don’t want; the other moves you towards what you do want. Both are motivating; but one will get you closer to your dreams.” – Kathy McAfee, America’s Marketing Motivator, professional speaker and executive presentation coach
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