Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work: Motivation

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like the world is out to get you? Or you just feel like throwing in the towel on whatever you are doing or working on? Many times when we get that feeling, we tend to need a little motivation and often times we find that motivation through music. Here are some of our motivation songs. Many are musically unlikely choices, but are lyrically able to stir your deepest desires.

The Touch by Stan Bush
While it may seem like a throwback to yesteryear, The Touch by Stan Bush was originally featured in Transformers: The Movie but its lyrics has stood the test of time. With lyrics like “You’re at your best when when the road gets rough/You’ve been put to the test, but it’s never enough/You got the touch/You got the power” Yes they man be a bit cheesy, but they nonetheless illustrate that you have the ability to do what every you want.

Nothing’s Gonna Stand in Our Way by Spectre General

Another homage to Transformers: The Movie, this song by Spectre General has an uncanny way of keeping us motivated even on our darkest days.

Can you picture that? By Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem

As you can see there is a recurring theme this playlist. Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem bring a this motivation anthem with lyrics like “Fact is there’s nothin out there you can’t do/Yeah, even Santa Claus believes in you./Beat down the walls, begin, believe, behold, begat./Be a better drummer, be an up and comer. Can you picture that?” Even Santa Claus believes in you! What more motivation do you need? Can you picture that?

Git Up Git Out by Outcast ft Goodie Mob

“You need git up, git out and git somethin/How will you make it if you never even try/You need to git up, git out and git somethin/Cuz you and I got to do for you and I” That’s all that really needs to be said about this one.

It may not be the motivation that you're used to, but it is the type of motivation that will inspire you to believe in your dreams and embrace your destiny.

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

"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 

"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

"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

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

"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

"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 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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