In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
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I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor and leverage – leverage being borrowed money. You really don’t need leverage in this world much. If you’re smart, you’re going to make a lot of money without borrowing.
There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
It’s absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole–the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives — you’ll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration. We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Fear is the great extinguisher of dreams… Conversely, it can be your best mentor and source of motivation.