Think about these motivational mottos.

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

Why did I want to win? because I didn’t want to lose! – Max Schmelling

The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal. – Francie Larrieu Smith

I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated. – Howard Stern

The most important thing about a man is what he believes in the depth of his being. This is the thing that makes him what he is, The thing that organizes him and feeds him; the thing that keeps him going in the face of untoward circumstances; the thing that gives him resistance. – Hugh Stevenson Tigner

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections. – Archibald Alexander

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down. – William Boetcker

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. – Harriet Braiker

Nobody motivates today’s workers. If it doesn’t come from within, it doesn’t come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves. – Herman Cain

No one does anything from a single motive. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up s. – Peter Davies

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mechanics of industry is easy. The real engine is the people : Their motivation and direction. – Ken Gilbert

A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life. – Bill Gothard

A wife encourages her husband’s egoism in order to encourage her own. – Russel Green

Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom. – W. M. L. Jay

When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who apathetic and coercing those who are antagonistic, there is something vitally wrong with the administration. An executive should find himself engaged chiefly in directing the energies which create themselves naturally in all parts of the business, and in finding the proper outlet for the eager upward striving of the ranks below. – E.E. Jones

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Donald Laird

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. – Sir John Lubbock

I’ve always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best. – Akeem Olajuwon

All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us… they can’t get away this time. [When Surrounded 8 Enemy Divisions During WW2] – Chesty Puller

You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do! – Bob Richards

I never criticize a player until they are first convinced of my unconditional confidence in their abilities. – John Robinson

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