19 Quotes About Motivation

‘Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it.’
July 14, 2016

How motivated are you? Gain some extra inspiration with these quotes about motivation and get ready to fuel your desire to achieve.

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19 Quotes About Motivation

1. “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


19 Quotes About Motivation

2. “The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.” —Raphael Saadiq


19 Quotes About Motivation

3. “You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won’t sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.” —Jillian Michaels


19 Quotes About Motivation

4. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” —Jane Smiley


19 Quotes About Motivation

5. “If the motivation is gone, then I am finished.” —Marit Bjorgen


19 Quotes About Motivation

6. “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.” —Pat Riley


19 Quotes About Motivation

7. “Understanding motivation is one of the most important things we can do in our lives, because it has such a bearing on why we do the things we do and whether we enjoy them or not.” —Clayton Christensen


19 Quotes About Motivation

8. “Real obsession needs an unconscious motivation behind it.” —Damon Galgut


19 Quotes About Motivation

9. “The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, ‘I wish someone would come by and turn me on.’ What if they don’t show up? You’ve got to have a better plan for your life.” —Jim Rohn


19 Quotes About Motivation

10. “When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.” —Arsene Wenger


19 Quotes About Motivation

11. “The success of our efforts depends not so much on the efforts themselves, but rather on our motive for doing them.” —Denis Waitley


19 Quotes About Motivation

12. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” —Vince Lombardi


19 Quotes About Motivation

13. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar


19 Quotes About Motivation

14. “Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” —Sheryl Sandberg


19 Quotes About Motivation

15. “No one asks how to motivate a baby. A baby naturally explores everything it can get at, unless restraining forces have already been at work. And this tendency doesn’t die out, it’s wiped out.” ―B.F. Skinner


19 Quotes About Motivation

16. “You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.” ―Homer Rice


19 Quotes About Motivation

17. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.Wayne Dyer


19 Quotes About Motivation

18. “Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” —Peter Marshall


19 Quotes About Motivation

19. “I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.—Edmund Hillary

 

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