is to strive vigorously toward a goal or objective.

“Nothing really worth having is easy to get. The hard-fought battles, the goals won with sacrifice, are the ones that matter.”

Aisha Tyler (born 1970); American actress and comedian

“To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy - this is success!”

Sasha Azevedo (born 1978); Entertainer

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948); Indian political and spiritual leader

“Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.”

Babe Ruth (1895-1948); Baseball player

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. ”

Hannah More (1745-1833); writer

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.”

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959); architect

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. ”

Oprah Winfrey (born 1954); American television host, publisher

“You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path. ”

Les Brown Motivational speaker

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

Margaret Lee Runbeck (1905-1956); American author

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939); poet, Nobel Prize winner

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Become passionate about something and it will drive you.
Bruce Willingham over 1 year ago from Warner Robins, Ga

We must be careful that our life is not run by the wrong people and we do not we will lead others in the wrong way and we miss together.
Anderson over 1 year ago from Colatina, ES - Brasil

Drive is what motivates us to go forward.
Bruce Willingham about 2 years ago from Warner Robins Ga

I saw the word 'Drive' on a billboard and decided to check out the website.
Santiago almost 3 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

I do this every day
Alex over 3 years ago from Garner, Texas

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