It’s not always easy to push yourself, and that’s why they invented mothers.

Richard St. John

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“8 Secrets of Success.” TED2005. Feb. 2005. Conference Presentation.

Source: "8 Secrets of Success." TED2005. Feb. 2005. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This humorous quote means that it can be hard to self-motivate, but our mothers help motivate us -- presumably, by nagging us and pushing us to do things until we do them! This quote is from Richard St. John's 2005 TED Talk on the secrets to success. According to St. John, pushing yourself is one of these secrets. Watch the full TED Talk here: Richard St. John - 8 Secrets of Success