Content Updated On : 2021-12-02

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

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I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.

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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

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To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

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Church is definitely still present in my life. Every Sunday I'm tuned in and then throughout the week I read scriptures, I read motivational messages.

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If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

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Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

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Either move or be moved.

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Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that's what you are.

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Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

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Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

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Leap, and the net will appear.

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The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.

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In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.

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I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure.

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We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

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The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

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Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.

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Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

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I listen to a lot of TED talks and motivational speakers.

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