Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
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.
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.
Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.