Motivation Quotes!
One of the most important things to work on in your life is motivation. Deciding what you want in life, and going for it.

Why motivation quotes? Well, there are basically two kinds of motivation. You are either going after something or some situation you want, or you are trying to get away from a situation or something that causes you pain. So the first step is to decide what you want or what you want to get away from.

That alone is not enough to achieve your goal. You have to also find out how to get what you want. To illustrate that motivation isn't all that is required, consider what Jim Rohn says about motivation: "If you've got an idiot and you motivate you've got a motivated idiot."

So it's not just motivation. It's a combination of both finding out what you want to acquire or what you want to delete in your life. And then how to accomplish your goal.

To get your juices flowing, here are some motivation quotes about motivation, desire and success to think about. But don't just think about them, also act on them.

Let's get started:

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."

Napoleon Hill

"Individuals who succeed have a belief in the power of commitment. If there's a single belief that seems almost inseparable from success, it's that there's no great success without commitment. If you look at successful people in any field, you'll find they're not necessarily the best and the brightest, the fastest and the strongest. You'll find they're the ones with the most commitment."

Anthony Robbins

"The most essential factor is persistence,the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."

James Whitcomb Riley

"If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it."

Author Unknown

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."

Zig Ziglar

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."

Andrew Carnegie

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."

Wayne Dyer

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."

Norman Vincent Peale

"You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals."

Edmund Hillary

"Goals are dreams with deadlines."

Diana Scharf Hunt

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."

Sydney Smith

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out."

Ronald Reagan

"Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals."


"If you're bored with life -- you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -- you don't have enough goals."

Lou Holtz

"Goals are not only absolutely necesary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive."

Robert H. Schuller

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach."

Benjamin Mays

"The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going."

Ralph Waldo Emereson

"Great minds have purposes, others have dreams."

Washington Irving

"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals."

Booker T. Washington

"The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need."


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."


"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

We hope you enjoyed these motivation quotes. We will be adding more motivation quotes from time to time, so you might want to check back now and then.

And finally, don't just read the quotes and think "that's nice." These motivation quotes can be like the proverbs. If you put them into your life and work on them, you'll find a happier more fulfilling life just around the corner.

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