Quotations About
motivation

If you want to go east, don’t go west.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Though attributed to Saint-Exupéry in several business self-help books, no example written by Saint-Exupéry has been found. See wikiquote for more discussion on the matter.
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The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.

As reported in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/), July 27 2012
Posted in: Peggy Fleming

Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.

As reported in The Huffington Post, July 27 2012
Posted in: Mary Lou Retton

Ramius: Upon reaching the New World, Cortez burned his ships; as a result his men were well motivated.