Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work About Motivation

Motivation Quotes

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Do you find that you need a business quote for your newsletter, business presentation, website, or inspirational posters? These inspirational quotes about motivation are useful to help employees feel engaged and inspired. 

These quotes about employee motivation will help you create success in business and encourage employees to demonstrate motivated behavior in the workplace. They serve as positive reminders when you need to remember the power of employee motivation.

Quotations About Motivation

"Management is nothing more than motivating other people." --Lee Iacocca

"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." --Rick Pitino

"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it." --Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game." --Donald Trump

"Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are." --Wayne Dyer

"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what?

After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it." --John Maxwell

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." --Lou Holtz

"There's always the motivation of wanting to win.

Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning." --Pat Riley

"The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it's so easy to be motivated." --Jeff Bezos

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

"The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it." --Lloyd Dobens and Clare Crawford-Mason

"If employees need to stay late in order to curry favor with the boss, what motivation do they have to get work done during normal business hours? After all, they can put in the requisite 'face time' whether they are surfing the Internet or analyzing customer data." --Robert Pozen

"Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people." --Lee Iacocca

"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt

"Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well." --Margaret J. Wheatley

"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." --Mario Andretti

"Other people's success spurs me on to do well and gives me motivation." --Nicolas Hoult

"I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things." --J. B. S. Haldane

"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated." --Lou Holtz

"Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." --Stephen R. Covey

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