Goal Quotes

goal quotes

These goal quotes remind us of the benefit of setting goals. It strikes me that many people do not set goals because they don’t know what they want. . . how true! It takes time (and generally quiet, uninterrupted time at that) to figure these things out. I hope these goal quotes inspire and motivate you to determine what it is you want in life and set goals to achieve it!

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Believe in something big. Your life is worth a noble motive.
(Walter Anderson)

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.
(Leonard Bernstein)

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
(Les Brown)

Goals give you the specific direction to take to make your dreams come true.
(Bob Conklin)

While we are here we should set goals and achieve them, make the best of things, make others feel good about themselves, and be happy with what we are and what we are doing.
(Janet Evans)

The number one reason people don't get what they want is that they don't know what they want.
(T. Harv Eker)

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.
(Mark Victor Hansen)

The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
(Mark Victor Hansen)

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

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

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
(Effie Jones)

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

When you determine what you want, you have made the most important decision in your life. You have to know what you want in order to attain it.
(Douglas Lurtan)

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
(Earl Nightingale)

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
(Earl Nightingale)

Our goal should be that we're going to live life to the fullest, pursuing our passions and dreams, and when it comes our time to go, we will have used as much of our potential as possible.
(Joel Osteen from “Become a Better You”)

One reason we don't attain our goals is that we often focus on how far away we are from feeling satisfaction rather than how far we've come.
(Fred Pryor)

The one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
(Scott Reed)

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

Jim Rohn, goals quotes

The future does not get better by hope, it gets better by plan. And to plan for the future we need goals.
(Jim Rohn)

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)

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
(Jim Rohn)

If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life which they have imagined, they'll be met with success unexpected in common hours.
(Henry David Thoreau)

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
(Dr. Denis Waitley)

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
(Oprah Winfrey)

Your current conditions do not reflect your ultimate potential, but rather the size and quality of goals upon which you are currently focusing.
(Unknown)


I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these goal quotes. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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