GOALS Quotations

GOALS Quotations









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90% of people will give up on a goal after they bump into their first obstacle. - Terry Tillman

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. - Bo Bennet

A goal is a dream with a deadline. - Napoleon Hill

A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline. - Harvey Mackay

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
- Bruce Lee

A goal properly set is halfway reached. - Abraham Lincoln

A goal without a plan is just a wish. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A goal without an action plan is a daydream. - Nathaniel Brandon

A man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat. He stores up a lot of poison.
- Truman Capote

A person who is going nowhere, generally gets there. - Unknown

A realistic, attainable, challenging and desirable goal creates energy and enthusiasm.
- David Lawrence Preston

A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder. - Eileen Caddy

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. - William Hazlitt


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According to the best research, less than 3% of Americans have written goals, and less than 1% review and rewrite their goals on a daily basis. - Brian Tracy

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. - Pliny the Younger

An undefined goal is unreachable. - Brian Tracy

Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it. - Dr Wayne Dyer

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are who already possess it. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Begin with the end in mind. - Stephen Covey

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. - Farrah Gray

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. - Mark Victor Hansen

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. - Napoleon Hill

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. - Mario Andretti

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose. - Paul J Meyer

Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. - Belva Davis

Dream big, talk big, and turn your faith loose! - Kenneth Copeland
















Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil. - John Ruskin

Dreams are free, so free your dreams. - Astrid Alauda

Dreams are powerless unless they are specific. - Bo Sanchez

Dreams are the seedlings of reality. - James Allen

Dreams are the spark plugs of life. - Karl Moore

Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them. - Josie Bisset

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
- John Updike

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. - Doug Firebaugh

Every well-built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints. - Napoleon Hill

Everyone needs something to look forward to… when there is nothing to aim for, there is nothing to live for. - Ursula Markham

Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. - Denis Waitley

Goals allow us to control the direction of change in our life. - Brian Tracy

Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill. - Zig Ziglar




Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. - Robert H Schuller

Goals are your personal statements of what you are truly willing to do to achieve what you really want to achieve. - Denis Waitley

Goals don't start in our brain; they start in our heart. - Robert Anthony

Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting, they cannot be the goal themselves. - Denis Waitley

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. - Leon Joseph Suenens

Having a dream you don’t pursue is like buying an ice-cream cone and watching it melt all over your hand. - Frank Papasso

Hold fast to dreams. For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
- James Langston Hughes

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years. - Henry Moore

I would rather attempt to do something great and fail, than attempt to do nothing and succeed. - Robert Schuller

If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago? - Bill Gates

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. - Thomas Fuller

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. - Brian Tracy

If you aim for nothing, you'll hit it right on the head, and if you aim for something, you will hit that too. - David DeNotaris

If you are bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -you don't have enough goals. - Lou Holtz

If you are serious about your goals, drop the conditions. Go directly to your goal. Be your goal! - Eric Allenbaugh

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. - William James

If you do not get chills when you set a goal, you’re not setting big enough goals. - Bob Proctor

If you don’t give your subconscious mind some goals to work on, it will continue to give you the same old, same old. - Che Garman

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. - Nora Roberts

If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer. - Zig Ziglar

If you don't hurry up and let life know what you want, life will damned soon show you what you'll get. - Robertson Davies

If you don't know what you want, don't say you never had a chance. - Napoleon Hill

If you don't know where you are going, it doesn't matter if your alarm doesn't go off in the morning. - Denis Waitley

If you don't know where you are going, you can never get lost. - Herb Cohen

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. - Albert Einstein

If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive. - Zig Ziglar

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. - H W Longfellow

If your goal has no inherent reward, you do not have a goal. - Robert Anthony

If you’re still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today. - Joyce Chapman

In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are. - Arnold H Glasgow

In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it. - Robert Heinlein

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at. - Henry David Thoreau

In your thinking be a goal setter, but in your actions be a goal getter. - Barry Gallagher

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
- Brian Tracy

It doesn't take any more energy to create a big dream than it does to create a little one.
- Gen. Wesley Clark

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula Le Guin

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. - Mabel Newcomber

It's not what a vision is, it's what a vision does. - Robert Frotz

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs. - William Howard Stein

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. - Elbert Hubbard

Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it. - Mae West

Knowing where you're going is all you need to get there. - Carl Frederick

Last year I made a list of things that I resolved to do - I’ll use that list again this year - it’s still as good as new. - Unknown

Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. - Marsha Sinetar

Live your heart’s passion. Do whatever it is that excites your inner light and passion.
- Henry Leo Bolduc

Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures. - James Cash Penney

Make a success of living by seeing the goal and aiming for it unswervingly. - Cecil Demille

Make specific appointments with yourself to work on goals, and treat an appointment with yourself as you’d treat an appointment with anybody else. - Stephen Covey

Man in a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. - Aristotle

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. - Louis D Brandeis

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Never be pushed by your problems, but be led by your DREAMS! - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about. - Unknown

No matter how much you've done, or how successful you've been, there's always more to do, more to learn, more to achieve. - Barack Obama

No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are - it is never too late to be who you are meant to be. - Esther Hicks

No wind favors he who has no destined port. - Montaigne

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it up into small jobs. - Henry Ford

Nothing stands between you and your dream except determination and time. - Che Garman

Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning?
- Coleman Cox

One never goes as far when one doesn't know where one is going. - Goethe

One step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything. - Scott Reed

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. - Michael Korda

One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
- Sidney Howard

Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. - Don Marquis

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them. - Tony Robbins

People who don't have dreams don't have much. - Steve Price

People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. - M Maltz

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine. - Brian Tracy

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. - Earl Nightingale

Set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. - Les Brown

Set your goals high, and don't stop 'til you get there. - Bo Jackson

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. - Tony Robbins

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
- Paul Meyer

Success starts with a dream, a thought; but that's only the first step. Writing it down is the second step. Doing specific things to bring it about is the third step. - Unknown

Take heed: You do not find what you do not seek. - English Proverb

The basic goal-reaching principle is to understand that you go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will be able to see farther. - Zig Ziglar

The discipline of writing something down is the first step towards making it happen. - Lee Iacocca

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. - Michaelangelo

The important thing in life is to have great aim and to possess the aptitude and the perseverance to attain it. - Goethe

The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. - Unknown

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT. - Ben Stein

The key that unlocks energy is desire. It’s also the key to a long and interesting life. - Earl Nightingale

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get. - Jim Rohn

The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. - Vic Braden

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment. - Earl Nightingale

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move. - Brian Tracy

The most important thing about goals is having one. - Geoffry F Abert

The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it. - Mal Pancoast

The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first. - Robert J McKain

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. - Denis Waitley

The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. - Benjamin Mays

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. - Bill Copeland

The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them. - Jim Rohn

The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become. - James Allen

This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything. - Scott Reed

To reach a goal you don't need to know all the answers. Just have a clear idea of the goal you want to reach. - W Clement Stone

To set and work toward any goal is an act of courage. - Stephen Covey

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. - Tony Dorsett

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. - Michael Hanson

Too many people have a wonderful dream and just talk about it rather than do something about it. - Debbie Fields

Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you. - Zig Ziglar

Virtually nothing can stop a man who has a goal clearly in sight. - Denis Waitley

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.
- Jim Rohn

We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. - Maxwell Maltz

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. - Mary Kay Ash

What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Zig Ziglar

Whatever goal you want to reach, you can reach it 10 times faster if you are happy.
- Steve Chandler

Whatever your objective, there's one sure way to accomplish it. Make certain that you do something every day that brings you closer to its realization. - Jim Hartness

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. - Confucius

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. - Charles R. Swindoll

When you reach the top, keep climbing. - Zen proverb

When you set goals, you have to keep them always in mind. - Graham Stedman

When you’re not goal-striving, not looking forward, you’re not really living. - Maxwell Maltz

Where you’re headed is more important than how fast you’re going. - Stephen Covey

Winners work on goals. Losers work on excuses. - Che Garman

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. - Chuck Carlson

You can bear any HOW if you have a big enough WHY. - Unknown

You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.
- Zig Ziglar

You can't hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have. - Zig Ziglar

You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with. - Thomas Edison

You have to know what you want in order to attain it. - Douglas Lurtan

You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.
- Charles C Noble

You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming. - Jim Rohn

You’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there. But immediately. You can’t afford to lose a minute. - J D Salinger

You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk. - Eric Burdon
 

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