The Motivation Station

Welcome to The Motivation Station; a collection of inspiring quotes, lyrics, and other motivational snippets I have gathered. Feel free to comment your own motivating related content! 

 My Motivation

Family, friends, and colleagues are just some of the people who help keep my spirits high – it sure helps to have a strong support network to aid motivation. Having motivation that comes from other sources is great too as people aren’t always around for support. Self-motivation tactics or motivation from an easily accessible source (e.g. a song, music piece, poem, film, etc.) is an incredibly useful tool to have. A great source of my motivation comes from a challenge or reaching an end goal and achieving. Sometimes I do get disheartened and that’s when a motivational pick-me-up comes in handy.   


Do not give up, keep going’ were the words that have helped and continue to help me push through the tough times and to keep going. Growing up through school took its toll though and slowly I was losing momentum and hope. Then on a school trip, I found a coin in the gift shop with a ‘Don’t Quit’ poem written on it. Just seeing it reignited an element of hope within me. The coin still lets me know to never give up but it also serves as a reminder of how far I have come since the dark times.

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~Don’t Quit~

When things go wrong,
As they sometimes will
When the road you’re
Trudging seems all uphill
Don’t You Quit
You want to
Smile, but you have to
Sigh. When care
Is pressing you down
A bit, by all means pray
It’s when things go wrong that you
Must not

Don't Quit (Full Poem)
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
~ Author unknown 

Motivational Characters

It’s perfectly natural to have a hero/heroine growing up, whether they’re from the real world or fictional. While I don’t exactly have a motivational character now that I am an adult I did when I was young. They are responsible for helping create a foundation of my motivation. 
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Tillie The Little Engine That Could (“I think I Can”)

Tillie The Little Engine That Could (Inspiration)
My fan drawing

The mantra “I think I can” comes from the famous classic book ‘The Little Engine That Could.’ Tillie, The Little Blue Engine from the 1991 film adaptation, inspired me to keep going when I was young and I created my mantra of ‘Do not give up, keep going’ from her.
I go into more detail in this post:

Fun Fact: I chose blue as one of the main colours for DyspraxicFantastic as an homage to Tillie.


Warrior The Tugboat

Warrior Tugs

Warrior is a clumsy tugboat from the TV series Tugs. He didn’t inspire me anywhere near the extent that Tillie did, but that doesn’t make him any less of a motivational character in my eyes. He was the first character that I found I could relate to on a ‘Dyspraxia’ level or more accurately a clumsy level as it was before my own diagnoses. Warrior doesn’t officially have Dyspraxia, but in my opinion, he ticks off various traits. In any case, he was one of my icons growing up.
I go into more detail in this post: 

Motivation - Nothing Can Stop Us Now








‘Keep Calm’ and ‘Motivational’ Posters
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Motivational Song Lyrics and Poems
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There are countless songs that perfectly lift your spirits or empowers you in such a way that you feel you can take on any challenge thrown your way. There are simply too many songs to list all of them and so any lyrics or songs that particularly stand out to me I’ll create a poster for it.

Motivation ~ Nothing Can Stop Us Now LyricsHercules Disney (Go the Distance -Motivational Song)Monty Python's Always look on the bright side of life lyrics


Motivation - Hold On









“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at it. It matters that you don’t give up” ~ Stephen Hawking

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
~ J. K. Rowling

Occasionally someone will come up with a line of wisdom that can help with positive thinking. While it is debatable how much a quote can motivate you, I do like them regardless and so I’ve created a page all about them here:

Dyspraxia Memes

Memes are the internet’s catchphrases and are a popular way of sharing content. Memes are constantly changing and ‘evolving’ and range from hilarious to absurd. They are used for a quick laugh but when used in a certain way can also be used as a learning tool. Dyspraxia memes already exist in the form of Dyspraxic Panda, but I think bumblebees or even dragons suit fit the dyspraxia image better. I like to inject some light and humour into the world of Dyspraxia, learning to laugh at the little mishaps really does help so occasionally I’ll create something to upload. 

Epic Dyspraxic Dragon Meme

Rage Dyspraxic Dragon Meme





I’ve created a whole page for the memes, which you’ll find by following this link: 

Numquam Deficere = Never Give Up 

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