Quotes in motivation
I think one thing I find very motivating -- and I think this is probably a very common form of motivation or cause of motivation is, I love people counting on me, and so, you know, today it's so easy to be motivated, because we have millions of customers counting on us at Amazon.com. We've got thousands of investors counting on us. And, we're a team of thousands of employees all counting on each other. That's fun.
The answer to the question managers so often ask of behavioral scientists "How do you motivate people?" is, "You don't."
Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?