Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

– Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States

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Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. 
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius, Philosopher
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
– Napoleon Hill
I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.
– Unknown
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
- Joshua J. Marine
If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
- Jimmy Dean
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
- Florence Nightingale
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby
When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
- W. Clement Stone
Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.
- Unknown
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
- Socrates
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
- Henry Ford
We become what we think about.
- Earl Nightingale
Don't be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.
– Andy Biersack
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
- Steve Jobs
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.
- Audrey Hepburn
Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi, Famed Football Coach
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi
The best revenge is massive success.
- Frank Sinatra
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- Mark Twain, Writer
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.
- Mother Teresa
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
- Stephen Covey
Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.
- Unknown
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.
- Seth Godin, Author
Nothing will work unless you do.
- Maya Angelou
Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.
- Albert Einstein
If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 35 more letters.
- Claire Cook, Author
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato
Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
- Steve Jobs
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
- George Addair
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Christopher Columbus
Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.
- Unknown
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
- Muhammad Ali, Boxing Champion
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
- Ronald Reagan
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!
- Unknown
Never tell your problems to anyone … 20 percent don’t care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them.
- Lou Holtz, Football Coach
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
- John Lennon
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
- Jim Rohn
Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.
- Unknown
You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.
- Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
- Henry Ford
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
- Jack Canfield
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.
- Dale Carnegie, Author
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.
- Confucius
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
- Mark Twain
The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.
- Unknown
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.
- Seth Godin, Author
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
- Farrah Gray
You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success.
- Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.
- Indian Proverb
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar
The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.
- Joel Brown
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton, U.S. General
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
- Sheryl Sandberg
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
- Anais Nin
Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?
- Unknown
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
- Jamie Paolinetti
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh
We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.
- Unknown
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
- Booker T. Washington
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Aristotle
Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Unknown
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
- John Maxwell, Motivational Speaker
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
- Jesus
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.
- Larry Winget
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau
Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!
- Unknown
Screw it, let’s do it.
- Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
- Unknow
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
- Erma Bombeck
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard
If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.
_ Zig Ziglar
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
- Vincent van Gogh
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
- Booker T. Washington
Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.
- Unknown
Goals aren’t enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn’t much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.
- Ben Feldman, Actor
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
- Maya Angelou
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
- Confucius
Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around.
- Unknwon
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
- Jerry Rice
Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.
- Billie Burke, Actress