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Goals Quotes

"The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end." Claude M. Bristol


"There is no achievement without goals." Robert J. McKaine

"Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life." Harvey Mackay

"When you develop a game plan to get what you want, you will develop a belief that you can get it." Zig Ziglar

"If you don't have a plan (goals) for what you want, then you will probably find yourself buying into someone else's plan and later find out that wasn't the direction you wanted to go. You've got to be the architect of your life." Jim Rohn

"Now is the time to fix the next ten years." Jim Rohn

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

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

"Until input (thought) is linked to a goal (purpose) there can be no intelligent accomplishment." Paul G. Thomas

"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination." Fitzhugh Dodson

"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them." Jim Rohn

"Aim for the top. There is plenty of room there. There are so few at the top it is almost lonely there." Samuel Insull

"The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break." Rick Hansen

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

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." Zig Ziglar

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." Epictetus

"If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." Yogi Berra

"Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star." Willis Reed

"It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world." Og Mandino

"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." Stephen A. Brennan

"If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed." Dan Dierdorf

"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings." Brian Tracy

"We aim above the mark to hit the mark." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal." Helen Keller

"Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached." Franz Kafka

"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." H. L. Hungt

"Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets." Nido Qubein

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jefferson

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out." Ronald Reagan

"Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point-its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms." Daniel Boone

"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

"Begin with the end in mind." Stephen Covey

"Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence." Hans Christian Andersen

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it." Alexander Graham Bell

"A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?" Robert Browning

"When a great man has some one object in view to be achieved in a given time, it may be absolutely necessary for him to walk out of all the common roads." Edmund Burke

"Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do." George F. Burns

"Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many, too confusing, or beyond a man's training to accomplish."George Clason

"Hitch your wagon to a star." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Keep your eye on eternal goals." John H. Groberg

"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road." Dag Hammarskj÷ld

"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." Napoleon Hill

"Please don't nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort." Gordon B. Hinckley

"Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain of meeting those goals." Spencer W. Kimball

"We do believe in setting goals. We live by goals. In athletics we always have a goal. When we go to school, we have the goal of graduation and degrees. Our total existence is goal-oriented. We must have goals to make progress, encouraged by keeping records . . . as the swimmer or the jumper or the runner does . . . Progress is easier when it is timed, checked, and measured. . . .Goals are good. Laboring with a distant aim sets the mind in a higher key and puts us at our best. Goals should always be made to a point that will make us reach and strain." Spencer W. Kimball

"Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will see farther." Orison Swett Marden

"Do not let the future be held hostage by the past." Neal A. Maxwell

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

"You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try." Kathy Seligman

"When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind." Lucius AnnŠus Seneca

"Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free." Adlai Stevenson

"To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you...don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach." W. Clement Stone

"You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims and destination." W. Clement Stone

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his own dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

"In the long run men hit only what they aim at." Henry David Thoreau

"One ship drives east, and another west
With the self-same winds that blow: 'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
Which decides the way we go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As they voyage along through life;
'Tis the will of the soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
That can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Men do not succeed in business or in life, no matter how intelligent they may be, no matter how sharply their aptitudes are defined, no matter how brilliantly they may be educated unless they are oriented toward the proper goals and have the drive or motivating force to succeed. One has to want something mighty hard and keep on wanting things all his life. . . ." Wallace H. Wulfeck

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

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success." Henry David Thoreau

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." Henry David Thoreau

"Reduce your plan to writing... The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire." Napoleon Hill


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