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

Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up s.
The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The mechanics of industry is easy. The real engine is the people : Their motivation and direction.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Why did I want to win? because I didn't want to lose!
The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.
When the leader passes over all alike, not making a distinction, then the endeavors of those who are capable of exertion are entirely lost.
It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them.
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who apathetic and coercing those who are antagonistic, there is something vitally wrong with the administration. An executive should find himself engaged chiefly in directing the energies which create themselves naturally in all parts of the business, and in finding the proper outlet for the eager upward striving of the ranks below.
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.

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