You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
I am not afraid… I was born to do this.
Joan of Arc
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
George S. Patton
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
H. L. Hunt
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
He conquers who endures.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
If you think you can do it, you can.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.
You have to make it happen.
The more we do, the more we can do.
There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move!
Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
Only the educated are free.
When one must, one can.
Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?
Leap, and the net will appear.
Don’t fight the problem, decide it.
George C. Marshall
Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
God always strives together with those who strive.
Deserve your dream.
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
I can, therefore I am.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
You never know what motivates you.
Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.
I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don’t really consider myself that at all.
One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.
I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.