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Strategic communication is at the core of effective leadership. Through a leader's use of verbal and written symbols employees are motivated or deflated, informed or confused, productive or apathetic. A leader's ability to carve off the verbal fat and get to the meat of an issue, idea or plan will find success at every turn.

 - Reed Markham

Tags:   communication  leadership  motivation  

Zig ZiglarPeople often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.

 - Zig Ziglar

Tags:   bathing  motivation  

Jim RohnMotivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

 - Jim Rohn

Tags:   motivation  

Neil deGrasse TysonThe problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tags:   learning  life  motivation  philosophy  

Neil deGrasse TysonWhether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don't ever forget that! And don't say “I'll never be good”. You can become better! and one day you'll wake up and you'll find out how good you actually became.

 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tags:   greatness  inspiration  motivation  practice  

A man, to succeed, must possess the necessary equanimity of temperament to conceive an idea, the capacity to form it into some tangible shape, the ingenuity to put it into practical operation, the ability to favorably impress others with its merits, and the power of will that is absolutely necessary to force it to success.

 - Thomas Scott

Tags:   ideas  innovation  motivation  success  temperment  

Richard FeynmanFall in love with some activity, and do it!

Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best.

Don't think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn't stop you from doing anything at all.

 - Richard Feynman

Tags:   exploration  interests  life  motivation  work  

Ayn RandA creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

 - Ayn Rand

Tags:   achievement  creativity  motivation  

Bill GatesTechnology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

 - Bill Gates

Tags:   learning  motivation  teaching  technology  

Thomas JeffersonDo you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

 - Thomas Jefferson

Tags:   actions  motivation  

David HumeWhere ambition can be so happy as to cover its enterprises even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of all human passions.

 - David Hume

Tags:   ambition  motivation  

Marie CurieLife is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

 - Marie Curie

Tags:   confidence  motivation  perseverance  

Richard BransonMy biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had -- every day I'm learning something new.

 - Richard Branson

Tags:   challenges  learning  motivation  

Bruce LeeA goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.

 - Bruce Lee

Tags:   goals  motivation  

Wayne DyerThe more you see yourself as what you'd like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you'll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.

 - Wayne Dyer

Tags:   motivation  thoughts  

Dale CarnegieInaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

 - Dale Carnegie

Tags:   action  confidence  doubt  fear  motivation  

Wayne DyerYou'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.

 - Wayne Dyer

Tags:   action  appreciation  motivation  negativity  regret