Motivation to GO…

Idai during PBP 2015 - 1230km in 83.5 hrs

“We feel like our lives are empty whenever something which means a lot to us is taken away – and we tend to feel the same sense of ‘loss’ when we are living below our true potential…” – Idai Makaya (ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team)

If you are fascinated by the idea of riding in long-distance cycling challenges on an ElliptiGO bike, but you are not yet confident enough to make a solid commitment, reading the quotes listed on this page might provide you with a timely reminder of why the time for taking action is always ‘Right Now’…

“It’s only impossible until somebody does it.”
(Nelson Mandela)

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
(Pablo Picasso)

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
(Karen Lamb)

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
(Napoleon Hill)

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”
(Eva Young)

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and GO in.”
(Napoleon Bonaparte)

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never.’”
(Martin Luther)

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and GO to work.”
(Stephen King)

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
(Elizabeth Kubler-Ross)

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘Someday I’ll…’ philosophy.”
Denis Waitley)

“Procrastination is the thief of time. Year after year it steals – till all are fled – and to the mercies of a moment leaves the vast concerns of an eternal scene.”
(Edward Young)

“In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The next best thing is the wrong thing. And the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
(Theodore Roosevelt)

“When you have to make a choice – and don’t make it – that in itself is a choice.”
(William James)

“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not (nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent). Genius will not (unrewarded genius is almost legendary). Education will not (the world is full of educated derelicts). Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
(Calvin Coolidge)

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
(Alexander Graham Bell)

“Time is an ‘equal opportunity employer’. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair – and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
(Denis Waitley)

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
(David Allen)

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
(Anne Frank)

“We choose to go to the moon… and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”

Other Motivational Pages:

*Why you need challenging goals.

*Long-Distance Cycling Tips for Beginners.

*Return to ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team Home Page.