NASA's been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve, and it's sad that we are turning the program in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation it provides to young people.
Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn't mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.
People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Put 'going the extra mile' to work as part of one's daily habit.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Running water never grows stale. So you just have to 'keep on flowing.'
The doubters said, "Man can not fly." The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try." And finally soared, In the morning glow, while non-believers, watched from below.
The faster you go, the shorter you are.
The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.
The motivation is important for me to act it, but I don't necessarily want the audience to know my motivation.
The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that's good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.
The possession of anything begins in mind.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.
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.
We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we've all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.
What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will ultimately become.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.
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