Quotes About Goals

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Goals

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Occasionally ask, “What is the connection between what I want most in life and anything I plan to do today?”

~Robert Brault


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

~Henry Ford


Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move On.  Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

~Les Brown


The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible. That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit.

~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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

~Sidney Howard


If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.

~Lawrence J. Peter


Where hope grows miracles blossom


It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.

~Samuel Johnson


Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.

~Doug Larson


Goals are dreams with deadlines.

~Diana Scharf Hunt


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

~T.S. Eliot


The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.

~Charles DeLint


Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

~Arnold H. Glasow


Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.


A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.

~Rita Mae Brown


I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

~Douglas Adams


The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.

~Thomas Henry Huxley


If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.

~J.M. Power


Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going


Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.

~C.D. Jackson


Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them.

~Author Unknown


Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

~Carl Bard


God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.

~Author Unknown


Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.

~Adolphe Monod


Life is full of obstacle illusions.

~Grant Frazier


Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last-minute changes.

~Billboard Advertisement


Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

~Woody Allen


Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.


To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.

~Eva Young


I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.

~Zig Ziglar


The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.

~Author Unknown


How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?

~Anthony Robbins


Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading.

~Kevin Smith


The impossible is often the untried.

~Jim Goodwin


 Every tomorrow has two handles we can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith


The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs.

~Vance Havner


It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top.

~Arnold Bennett


I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.

~Henry Ford


Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

~Author Unknown


We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

~Robert Brault


Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.



Garbage clutters the house that has no dream.

~Mike Dolan


One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.

~Jack Penn


It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

~Beverly Sills


You can find inspiration from others but determination is solely your responsibility.



If it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream.

~Mignon McLaughlin


Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.

~Ringo Starr


Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers.

~Nathaniel Hawthorne


Hell! there ain’t no rules around here! We are tryin’ to accomplish somep’n!

~Albert Einstein


A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.

~Andre Gide


Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn’t look up. Well, maybe once.

~Isaac Asimov


I'd like mornings better if they started later


The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

~Sarah Ban Breathnach


The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

~Bruce Feirstein


If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.

~Author Unknown


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


I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.

~George Bernard Shaw


There is one quality more important than “know-how” and we cannot accuse the United States of any undue amount of it. This is “know-what” by which we determine not only how to accomplish our purposes, but what our purposes are to be.

~Norbert Wiener


I’m pretty sure it’s a simple matter of climbing over that seemingly high (but actually rather unimpressive) obstacle.

~Jeb Dickerson


If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

~Jack Dixon


Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes


Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.

~David Lloyd George


The shortest distance between two points assumes you know where you’re going.

~Robert Brault


Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them.

~Author Unknown


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

~Zig Ziglar


Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t.

~George Lucas


The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.

~Will Smith


Out of the strain of the doing,
Into the peace of the done.

~Julia Woodruff


Do or do not There is no Try


The only thing that has to be finished by next Tuesday is next Monday.

~Jennifer Yane


All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

~T.E. Lawrence


Map out your future, but do it in pencil.

~Jon Bon Jovi


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

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


None of our men are “experts.” We have most unfortunately found it necessary to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert because no one ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job. A man who knows a job sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressing forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient he is. Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the “expert” state of mind a great number of things become impossible.

~Henry Ford, Sr.


There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

~Peter Drucker


We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.

~Author Unknown


In the measurement world, we set a goal and strive to achieve it. In the universe of possibility, we set the context and let life unfold.

~B. Zander


When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.

~Anthony J. D’Angelo


You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.

~Charles C. Noble


Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.

~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

~Elbert Hubbard


We’re still not where we’re going, but we’re not where we were.

~Natasha Josefowitz


Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

~John Dewey


The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.

~Pearl S. Buck


As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.

~George Bernard Shaw


If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

~ Zig Ziglar


Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

~Japanese Proverb


When the horse is dead, get off.

~Author Unknown


If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.

~Thomas Fuller


When people say to me: “How do you do so many things?” I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: “How do you do so little?” It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.

~Philip Adams


Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.

~Doug Larson