Sometimes it's so hard to feel motivated. Whether you're working toward a major life goal or simply trying to get through your daily routine, motivation is a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success. Try a motivation quote to rev your engine, and invite quotes about motivation to carry you toward your ultimate destination. Motivation quotes can be the impetus you have been looking for.

The impulse to serve is the mysterious ingredient that fills us up, that makes our cup run over.

author Robert Lawrence Smith

Volunteers are valentines for all seasons.

Guideposts reader Jacqueline Schiff of Moline, Illinois

Your work matters a great deal to God, to others and to our world. There is no ordinary work. The work God has called you to do is extraordinary. Don't miss out on God's best by taking an ordinary approach to it.

Tom Nelson, author

Maybe the best thing you'll ever do, you haven't even thought of yet.

Ann Curry, Today show coanchor, quoting her father

There is satisfaction in wisdom, in having loved people and accomplished things, in having not wasted all our time with caution and escape.

author Brett C. Hoover

When you truly commit in your life, you start receiving more than you could imagine.

actor Jeff Bridges

Your problems are never bigger than your purpose.

Herman Edwards, ESPN football analyst and former NFL head coach

Help publicly. Help privately. Help make sense where sense has gone missing. Help science to solve and faith to soothe. Help, and you will abolish apathy—the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil.

Tom Hanks, actor, producer and director

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.

Horace Bushnell

Thank God it's Monday. Work is a gift.

Bumper sticker seen in Grass Valley

Everyone gets discourages…The question is: Are you going to give up or get up? It’s a choice.

John C. Maxwell

Commitment is a discipline that spreads throughout your life. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

Edward Grinnan