Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Goals
Quotations & Citations:
Occasionally ask, “What is the connection between what I want most in life and anything I plan to do today?”
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
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.
If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
~Lawrence J. Peter
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
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.
The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
~Arnold H. Glasow
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.
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.
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.
Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last-minute changes.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
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.
The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?
Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading.
The impossible is often the untried.
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.
Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
Garbage clutters the house that has no dream.
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
You can find inspiration from others but determination is solely your responsibility.
If it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream.
Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.
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.
Hell! there ain’t no rules around here! We are tryin’ to accomplish somep’n!
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn’t look up. Well, maybe once.
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.
If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.
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.
I’m pretty sure it’s a simple matter of climbing over that seemingly high (but actually rather unimpressive) obstacle.
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
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.
Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
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.
The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.
Out of the strain of the doing,
Into the peace of the done.
The only thing that has to be finished by next Tuesday is next Monday.
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.
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.
We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.
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.
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.
We’re still not where we’re going, but we’re not where we were.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
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.
When the horse is dead, get off.
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.
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.
Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.