“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

A motive is an impulse that causes a person to act. Motivation is an internal process that makes a person move toward a goal.Drivers of human behavior related to the intrinsic nature of the work, but not necessarily to the surrounding circumstances or environment. Motivating factors include achievement, advancement, autonomy, personal growth, recognition, responsibility, and the work itself.

Three key elements of motivation are:

  1. Direction
  2. Intensity
  3. Persistence

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”

“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

“Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.”

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”


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