Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The importance of motivation

I remember when I was in graduate school and my oboe professor insisted that motivation was more important than either talent or intelligence. "If you make it as an oboe player, Ellie, it will be because you want to," he said.

Motivation is very important, and thus my simple religion is love, respect for others, honesty: teachings that cover not only religion but also the fields of politics, economics, business, science, law, medicine-everywhere. With proper motivation these can help humanity…

- The Dalai Lama

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