'The only person who can really motivate you is you' Shaquille O'Neal - NBA Basketball Player
I heard this quote yesterday and as a creative person this is so true! I think creative individuals are also only truly motivated when creating things for themselves, not restricted or limited by someonelse's brief developing their ideas.
Howkins (2007) refers to Bob Geldof:
'...he doesn't wait to be told what to do. He takes charge of his own talent.' (pp.125)
Here is another inspiring quote (yes from Howkins!) regarding motivation, feeling motivated and confident!
'Everyone must begin to trust their dreams because out of that trust is born the artist, and the artist is the role model for the entrepreneur we now need' (Ernest Hall, Entrepreneur and Musician, cited in Howkins, 2007 pp.125)