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A day will never be anymore than what you make of it. – Josh S. Hinds

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. - Edgar Watson Howe

A man grows most tired while standing still. – Chinese Proverb

A positive, motivated person has a particular thought process that manifests itself in the way he feels, which manifests itself in the way he acts. – Dennis Mannering

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. - Gloria Pitzer

All great things have small beginnings. - Peter Senge

All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we're doing what we have been told or asked to do. – Zig Ziglar

All people are already motivated – The catch is, it's not necessarily positive motivation. - Dennis Mannering

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: act as if it were impossible to fail. - Dorothea Brande

Any lasting motivation must ultimately come from inside you - from a sense of purpose that compels you to take action towards your goal. – Che Garman

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. - Dr Wayne Dyer

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. – Liz Smith

Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. - Adolph Monod

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. - Goethe

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus. – Robert South

Do more than dream. Work. - William A Ward

Do something. Whatever you do, it will be better than sitting and hoping things will improve. – Robert Anthony

Doing something is what leads to doing something. – Steve Chandler

Don’t wait until you feel like taking positive action. Take the action and then you will feel like doing it. - Zig Ziglar

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

Dreams are the spark plugs of life. - Karl Moore

Encourage anyone who is trying to improve mentally, physically, or spiritually. – H. Jackson Brown

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. - Unknown

Every beginner is a winner. - Unknown

Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation. - Tenzin Gyatso

Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. - Jack Canfield

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. - Wayne Dyer

Great ideas originate in the muscles. - Thomas Edison

Having a long term goal provides a catalyst for motivation at every waking moment. - Peter Daniels

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. - Pearl S Buck

I'm not telling you it is going to be easy – I'm telling you it's going to be worth it. – Art Williams

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. - Mario Andretti

If grass can grow through cement, you can get off your butt and do something creative with your life too! - Unknown

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. - Jim Rohn

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen. - Joe Dimaggio

If you are serious about your goals, drop the conditions. Go directly to your goal. Be your goal! - Eric Allenbaugh

If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. - David Viscott

If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can't just sit back and hope it will happen. You've got to make it happen. - Chuck Norris

If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep. - Yiddish Proverb

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it. - Jonathan Winters

In order to find, you must first search. - Jim Rohn

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste - Henry Ford

It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. - James Cash Penney

It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving. - Henrietta Mears

It is only the first step that is difficult. - Marie De Vichy

It's much easier to get motivated when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. So the secret is to make sure all your tunnels are SHORT! - Che Garman

It’s not what a vision is, it’s what a vision does. – Robert Frotz

Just go out there and do what you have to do. - Martina Navratilova

Most of us could stand a little more horsepower and less exhaust. - Unknown

Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot. – Jim Rohn

Motivation comes from the goals you truly desire to accomplish AND your commitment to do whatever is necessary to accomplish the goals. - Russ Mallard

Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly. - Zig Ziglar

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. - Stephen Covey

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

Motivation is something you talk yourself into. - Steve Chandler

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

Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running. – Zig Ziglar

Motivational workshops can be great fun, but just remember one thing: You can’t take the guru home with you! – Che Garman

Never measure the height of the mountain until you have reached the top. - Dag Hammarskjold

No idea, no matter how good, will work if it doesn’t get used. - Pete Cohen

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. - Buddha

Nothing can galvanize you into action quite like a looming deadline. - David L Preston

Nothing kills motivation faster than a well-crafted excuse. - Che Garmann

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. - Samuel Johnson

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer. - Elbert Hubbard

Once you’ve made a start, everything seems easier. – David Preston

People are like sticks of dynamite. The power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit. - Mac Anderson

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

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. - Dr Wayne Dyer

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. - N Hill

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. - Sydney Harris

Remember that the man at the top of a mountain didn’t just fall there. - Unknown

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller

Self-motivation flows from the importance we attach to today. - Steve Chandler

Self-motivation is all a matter of how much in control you want to be. – Steve Chandler

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. - Joann Thomas

Success is the marriage of motivation and will. - Unknown

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. - Fred Dehner

The body of man is a machine which winds its own springs. - O De La Mettrie

The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph.’ - Marvin Phillips

The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult. - Marie de Vichy-Chamrond

The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. - Henry Ward Beecher

The green/red traffic light was originally patented under the name of "Go Light". - Dennis Mannering

The key to motivation is motive. - Stephen Covey

The more you know about how you operate, the easier it will be to motivate yourself. - Steve Chandler

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move. – Brian Tracy

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

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. - Tony Robbins

The past should be a springboard, not a hammock. - Edmund Burke

The reason so few people are successful is no one has yet found a way for someone to sit down and slide uphill. - W Clement Stone

The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself. - Sir Alexander Paterson

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. - Mark Twain

The way to get motivated and stay motivated is to identify, define, and emotionally connect to your dreams. - Jillian Michaels

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

The way to get to the top is to get off your bottom. - Dr Eugene Swearingen

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them. – Charles D. Gill

There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late. - Og Mandino

There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us. - Orison Swett Marden

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. - David Lloyd George

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as best we can. – Sydney Smith

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't. - Jerry Rice

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. - Mark Twain

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction. - Charles J Givens

Use your comfort zone to rest in, not to live in. - Steve Chandler

Use your past successes as a trampoline, not an easy chair. - H Jackson Brown, Jr

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. - Tony Robbins

Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. - Vince Poscente

We are running a race that has no finish line. So the fuel that drives us needs to be made of something substantial - something for the heart that the head can also follow. - Vincent Kralyevich

What keeps me going is goals. - Muhammad Ali

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. - T. S. Eliot

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. - Ralph Marston

What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter. - Peter Drucker

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. - Greg Anderson

Winding up unfinished business with another person can give you a great burst of positive energy. – Brian Tracy

You can motivate by fear. And you can motivate by reward. But both of these methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation. - Homer Rice

You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. - Jerry West

You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. - Les Brown

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King Jr.

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. - Walt Disney

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. - Les Brown

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be. - Lou Holtz

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. - Benjamin Franklin

You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue. - Mike Murdock

Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. - Les Brown

You're not stuck where you are unless you decide to be. - Dr Wayne Dyer

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