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Setting Goals Quotes by Trevor Hoffman, Jim Jarmusch, James Gould Cozzens, Brian Tracy, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Taylor Lautner and many others.

I pride myself on being consistent. So, yes, it definitely means something, even though I don’t set goals.
Trevor Hoffman
It’s hard to get lost if you don’t know where you’re going.
Jim Jarmusch
When you can, always advise people to do what you see they really want to do. Doing what they want to do, they may succeed; doing what they don’t want to do, they won’t
James Gould Cozzens
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Brian Tracy
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe in the saying, ‘If you aim at nothing, you’re going to hit nothing.’ So if you don’t set goals, then you have nowhere to go.
Taylor Lautner
In setting goals and executing a strategy, Wanda is sophisticated. We have good systems and departments. If targets are not reached, a yellow light goes off.
Wang Jianlin
A primary purpose for setting goals is to get you moving in the right direction. When you set goals, you have to keep them always in mind.
Stedman Graham
Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence
Hans Christian Andersen
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Calvin Coolidge
Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting
M. Russell Ballard
The most important thing to do is to set goals. Training is a waste of time if you don’t have goals.
Samantha Riley
It’s not just about scoring goals, it’s about being a team player and setting goals up.
Rob Page
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Calvin Coolidge
Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.
Fitzhugh Dodson
What Fred Lebow went through was an inspiration for me. You have to set goals for yourself.
Grete Waitz
I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
Michael Jordan
Set goals that don’t feel all that easy, that challenge you, stimulate you, and give you a chance to stretch and push yourself. That is where the power of growth lies.
Nathaniel Branden
Set goals that are BOLD enough to scare you, but inspiring and exciting enough for you to commit 100% to!
Hal Elrod
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford
Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don’t think we can achieve something beyond what we’re qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?
Simon Sinek
Most people know how to set goals; few know how to achieve them.
Robert Kiyosaki
You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.
Yogi Berra
Every single year, I have a routine of setting goals and there is only so much you can do at youth level.
Tino Livramento
Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.
Ringo Starr
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
Tom Landry
Set goals not for the outcome itself, but for who you get to become in the process.
Jim Rohn
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
Thierry Henry
Success equals goals; all else is commentary
Brian Tracy
I know you’re supposed to set goals for yourself. I see all that motivational stuff on television. Think about the future, what’s next! But I’m all into the journey. It’s fascinating to me. So if I make certain what I want moment to moment, I’m cool at the crossroads.
Cassandra Wilson
When you set goals, you have to keep them always in mind.
Stedman Graham
I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.
Kristi Yamaguchi
I’ve always been about setting goals. Then when I had a near death experience at nineteen, it made it even more important to strive to achieve certain things.
Phil Keoghan
We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you’re anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.
Andrew J. Bernstein
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
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
So it was a thing that my mother always taught me to go for your goals and never give up no matter what they are, and I started believing that later on in life.
Michael Clarke Duncan
I think if you can be a goal-setting person, it makes it easier to stay motivated.
Dara Torres
I don’t set goals for myself too much, but I’m always trying to write that one great song.
Sheryl Crow
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford
Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance – these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
Isaiah Berlin
Goal setting is the essence of life. Tenaciously pursue your goals not for external praise but for inner reward. It makes you a better person, parent, professional. It is important to be constantly growing.
Bob Proctor
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Aristotle
Goals determine what you’re going to be.
Julius Erving
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
Earl Nightingale
White people set goals, rappers ‘chase paper’, and the Chinese are too busy doing both to talk about either one.
Dov Davidoff
It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world
Og Mandino
No economy, no matter how bad, can hold down a goal that is followed by enough action.
Grant Cardone
Set goals that are well balanced-not too many nor too few, and not too high nor too low. Write down your attainable goals and work on them according to their importance. Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting.
M. Russell Ballard
Always begin with the end in mind.
Ellen Muth
Always set goals, and work as hard as you can. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.
Rick Hansen
I’ve always believed that I could do whatever I set my mind to do.
Alice Coachman
I’m a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything.
Michael Jordan
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.
Benjamin Zander
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
Louisa May Alcott
Food prices are often kept artificially high. The result is that the Millennium Development Goals set out by the United Nations at the start of the new millennium are not being reached. Fine words have not yet been turned into deeds.
Jonathan Sacks
I enjoy hard work, I love setting goals and achieving them.
Jewel
I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.
LeBron James
If you don’t take the time to get really clear about exactly what it is you’re trying to accomplish, then you’re forever doomed to spend your life achieving the goals of those who do.
Steve Pavlina
Brands must empower their community to be change agents in their own right. To that end, they need to take on a mentoring role. This means the brand provides the tools, techniques and strategies for their customers to become more effective marketers in achieving their own goals.
Simon Mainwaring
Luck influences everything in life, but nothing beats setting goals and striving body and soul to achieve them.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Recast your current problems into proactive goals.
Suze Orman
Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning
I don’t try to be a threat to MicroSoft, mainly because I don’t really see MS as competition. Especially not Windows-the goals of Linux and Windows are simply so different.
Linus Torvalds
We should set goals within the limits of our resources while working to the limits of our powers.
Richard M. Nixon
I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle, I make mistakes but learn from every one, And when it’s said and done, I bet this brother be a better one, If I upset you don’t stress, Never forget, that God isn’t finished with me yet
Tupac Shakur
I like the digressive kind of traveling, where there’s not a particular, set, goal.
William Least Heat-Moon
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn
Goals are good. Laboring with a distant aim sets the mind in a higher key and puts us at our best.
Spencer W. Kimball
The direction in which we are moving is more important than where we are at the moment. Goal setting should cause us to stretch as we make our way.
Marvin J. Ashton
You know, everybody has setbacks in their life, and everybody falls short of whatever goals they might set for themselves. That’s part of living and coming to terms with who you are as a person.
Hillary Clinton
The key to life is to set goals and go after those goals, don’t hold anything back.
Benson Henderson
It would have been easy to judge effort by how many hours a day passed while I was at work. That’s the worst way to measure effort. Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.
Mark Cuban
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar
Carrying out the thing, getting it to the point when one might say: There, now it is good – that point is hard to reach. Often, one sets very high goals for oneself. Perhaps too high.
Arne Jacobsen
Focus on what it is that you want, set a realistic goal. Start setting goals that you feel you can accomplish. Don’t try to go right to the top in one leap. Every time you accomplish a goal you develop the strength and wisdom to accomplish the next one.
Chuck Norris
As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you’re screwed.
Drew Carey
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 Hammarskjold
The most unrealistic thing I’ve ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don’t believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil.
Len Wein
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Setting goals can blind you to opportunities. You might be trying to get to point C. When opportunity B comes, you don’t even look at it because you’re going straight to C.
Greg Kinnear
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
But having set myself these goals, I had to work really hard to achieve them.
Imran Khan
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I never try to set goals that I know are too tough to achieve or out of my reach.
Louis Oosthuizen
I really believe in setting goals, no matter what it is: whether it’s losing five pounds or making the world championship team.
Dara Torres
Being obsessed by goals is bad for you. You should set goals, even ambitious goals, regularly. But focus on them only to the extent that they give you direction.
Srikumar Rao
Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.
Denis Waitley
I’ve got so many mountains to climb and goals to conquer. I’ve got so many scars I want to leave on the planet. I just feel like I’m not there yet. I feel like I am just getting started.
Nikki Sixx
Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the master skill of success.
Brian Tracy
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Les Brown
If I can get a hike in on a regular basis I know I will feel better and I will be stronger. I set goals for myself – like learning to sew, learning to dance – things that are not work related. I find that play and craft with my family bring me a lot of joy, along with all things vintage.
Tara Moss
Goal setting is fine if you want to be the warrior archetype.
Wayne Dyer
It’s exciting setting goals and moving forward with them.
Scott Peterson
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 think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.
Michael Phelps
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Set daily, monthly and long term goals and dreams. Don’t ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it.
Nastia Liukin
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
There’s no doubt that the Christian right has gone to bed with the more conservative elements of the Republican Party. And there’s been a melding in their goals when it comes to the separation of church and state. I’ve always believed in the separation of church and state.
Jimmy Carter
Trying is not enough. We have to go out and set goals and measure definitive progress so that four years from now we are in a better position to add new voters to our base of support.
Kevin Madden
I learned how to believe in myself. Learned how to set goals, you know, self help books man. I just read every single one I can get a hold of, and I still do.
Drew Carey
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Joe Strummer
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
Lee Haney
The key thing in management is goal setting. In medicine, goal-based approach is particularly important. Management should be aimed at minimizing health damage and, with a high degree of correlation, at reducing mortality
Abel Aganbegyan
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge
Optimism generates hope…hope releases dreams…dreams set goals…enthusiasm follows
Martin Seligman
Keep your eye on eternal goals
John H. Groberg
Goal setting is fine if you want to be the warrior archetype. These people are setting goals constantly and trying to get someplace else. They say, “If you don’t know where you are going, then you won’t know when you get there.”
Wayne Dyer
I always picture my grandkids looking at their grandfather and saying, ‘My grandfather was the last or the first to do something.’ There’s nothing like setting goals and watching yourself get there, accomplishing that goal and putting your name to a part of history.
Deontay Wilder
An athlete who tells you the training is always easy and always fun simply hasn’t been there. Goals can be elusive which makes the difficult journey all the more rewarding.
Alberto Salazar
If you don t know where you are, a map won’t help.
Watts Humphrey
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur
The thing that I learned early on is you really need to set goals in your life, both short-term and long-term, just like you do in business. Having that long-term goal will enable you to have a plan on how to achieve it. We apply these skills in business, yet when it comes to ourselves, we rarely apply them.
Denise Morrison
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey
Nobody – myself included – believes that we could ever achieve total information awareness. But the government needs to set goals and long-range objectives. Total information awareness is a good goal.
John Poindexter
When the promise is clear, the price gets easy
Jim Rohn
The inherent purpose of American government is let people seek their own goals and to encourage them to be responsible on the various adventures they have on their way to those goals, good, bad, and otherwise.
P. J. O’Rourke
I think about my goals. There were a lot of times in gymnastics when I really didn’t want to go in and train, but you can’t make it to the Olympics if you don’t train!
Shawn Johnson
Set goals so big that unless God helps you, you will be a miserable failure.
Bill Bright
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
Michael Korda
Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground.
Ralph Marston
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.
Paul J. Meyer
Map out your future, but do it in pencil.
Jon Bon Jovi
Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals.
Robert Foster Bennett
Setting goals helps bring your future into your present and the present is the only time we can take action.
Zig Ziglar
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.
Michelangelo
I don’t like setting goals – I don’t like to be disappointed.
Jorja Smith
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
Orison Swett Marden
When we set goals, we are in command. Clearly understood goals bring our lives into focus just as a magnifying glass focuses a beam of light into a burning point. Without goals our efforts may be scattered and unproductive
Ezra Taft Benson
Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation’s pockets of poverty.
Jack Kemp
Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain of meeting those goals
Spencer W. Kimball
I’m a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it’s about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us.
Jack Canfield
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
Haim Ginott
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
Melody Beattie
Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.
Elbert Hubbard
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
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future,and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Denis Waitley
I’m big on setting goals, but I also think that if you have too many lofty ambitions and set goals for everything, you can sabotage your efforts by overextending your brain.
Jean Chatzky
The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge
There’s nothing wrong with setting goals, but it doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t pay attention to the day-to-day details.
Don Shula
Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.
John Dewey
Setting goals is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your personal, professional and financial success. Goals are like a road map to your target destination. Each goal accomplished is another mile behind you on the way to where you want to be.
Mark Victor Hansen
That’s what we need nowadays, is more children that have goals other than being a sports figure or some kind of celebrity. I think it’s great that a kid wants to learn more and wants to be at the peak of learning, especially at that young.
Joe Nichols
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney
I played for 30 years, 20 with England and I did it by setting goals.
Peter Shilton
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Well I do think, when there are more women, that the tone of the conversation changes, and also the goals of the conversation change. But it doesn’t mean that the whole world would be a lot better if it were totally run by women. If you think that, you’ve forgotten high school.
Madeleine Albright
Young people need to be inspired, told they can achieve anything they set their minds to.
Jim Stynes
In all aspects of life… we define our reality in terms of metaphors and then proceed to act on the basis of the metaphors. We draw inferences, set goals, make commitments, and execute plans, all on the basis of how we in part structure our experience, consciously and unconsciously, by means of metaphor.
George Lakoff
A distracted existence leads us to no goal
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Aim for the top. There is plenty of room there. There are so few at the top it is almost lonely there.
Samuel Insull
Those who don’t set goals in life end up being controlled by those who do.
Paul Sloane
I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.
Kiana Tom
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wants.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There’s always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are
Tyra Banks
All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal.
Ayn Rand
Goal setting has traditionally been based on past performance. This practice has tended to perpetuate the sins of the past.
Joseph M. Juran
When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, “Let’s go, let’s go,” and ceilings start to move up.
Zig Ziglar
It is exactly the unattainability, which differentiates a dream from a goal: Goals are reachable, when you fight for them. Dreams are not. Athletes shouldn’t dream, but set goals for themselves and fight for them.
Fabian Cancellara
But there’s one thing we must all be clear about: terrorism is not the pursuit of legitimate goals by some sort of illegitimate means. Whatever the murderers may be trying to achieve, creating a better world certainly isn’t one of their goals. Instead they are out to murder innocent people.
Salman Rushdie
My goals are to tell meaningful stories through songs and touch people’s lives… and hopefully make a living doing it.
Jordin Sparks
People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
Thomas Mann
Reach for the sky, set goals, live life to fullest and always remember to wake up each day with a smile.
Brandy Miller
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
Andrew Carnegie
Dont ever be impressed with goal setting; be impressed with goal getting. Reaching new goals and moving to a higher level of performance always requires change, and change feels awkward. But take comfort in the knowledge that if a change doesn’t feel uncomfortable, then it’s propably not really a change.
John C. Maxwell
When I hear people debate the ROI of social media? It makes me remember why so many business fail. Most businesses are not playing the marathon. They’re playing the sprint. They’re not worried about lifetime value and retention. They’re worried about short-term goals.
Gary Vaynerchuk
You too can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aim and destination.
W. Clement Stone
The first rule of making progress in anything you do is setting goals, allowing yourself to always have a finish line in sight. This provides a boost in motivation during those moments when slogging forward seems impossible, giving you something tangible to work towards at every moment.
T. Harv Eker
I do not see myself, I never make plans, I never set goals and I never do that kind of stuff I don’t like to futurize, I barely know what I will do tomorrow and because there is a working plan here, I’ve never futurized because life always surprises me with things even better.
Kate del Castillo
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Rabindranath Tagore
As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.
Naguib Mahfouz
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
Benjamin E. Mays
Even people’s dreams don’t match the reality of my life. I don’t dream, I set goals and accomplish them.
Behdad Sami
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
George S. Patton
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim.
Seneca the Younger
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Yogi Berra
Begin with the end in mind.
Stephen Covey
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work.
Sarah T. Bolton
One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I’ve managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I’m in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me.
Hugh Laurie
Goal setting will never stop. I will continue to work hard and practice hard and see where things go.
Zach Johnson
Goals that are not written down are just wishes.
Fitzhugh Dodson
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
Paul J. Meyer
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Confucius
Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
Doug Larson
I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.
Mario Andretti
Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.
Stephen Covey
There is no end in creativity. Hence, to strive towards an end result is a fool’s errand. Set goals, make music and paint pictures, but know that the crux of your happiness balances delicately on the wings of the act of creativity itself. Not at the finish line.
Brandon Boyd
All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.
Doug Larson
To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals.
Janet Jackson
Goal-setting illuminates the road to success just as runway lights illuminate the landing field for an incoming aircraft
Nido R Qubein
It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I’ve got it down I don’t it is a constant struggle.
Christine Lavin
The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
Michael Jordan
I’m very good at setting goals and deadlines for myself, so I don’t really need that from outside.
Judy Blume
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
Earl Nightingale
My life hasn’t been conventional and it hasn’t been linear. I’ve had to make it up as I’ve gone along, which has taught me a lot. If you don’t accept the obvious options that are laid out for you, it’s up to you to work out where you’re going and to create your own specific rules and goals.
Beth Ditto
The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work.
Oprah Winfrey
Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to determine where you stand financially.
David Bach
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.
Denis Waitley
You have to know what you want to get it.
Gertrude Stein
I want people to expect more from me because I expect more. If you don’t set goals high, you’re not trying.
Todd Helton
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
The Australian way of affirmative action is setting goals and recognising discrimination and lack of opportunity and deciding to take action and setting some goals and targets. I guess I prefer that language to talking about quotas.
Quentin Bryce
I have so many goals.
Tyra Banks
Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.
Louis Farrakhan
Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.
John H. Johnson
The greater part of all the mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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 I
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Jim Rohn
My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals.
Jessica Savitch
I’m somebody who tries to remain positive and looks forward to setting goals and reaching them. But that’s easier said than done.
CM Punk
It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Brian Tracy
Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go.
Lech Walesa
If you 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
Goals determine what you are going to be
Julius Erving
I’m competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don’t really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best.
Lucas Grabeel
If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.
Yogi Berra
If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Zig Ziglar
An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.
Kristi Yamaguchi
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.
Pablo Picasso
Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.
Zig Ziglar
There’s a difference between setting goals and trying to live in the future before it even happens.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin
The important thing is to be there, score when needed. It’s better if the goals are beautiful, better still if they are important.
Wayne Rooney
Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
Robert H. Schuller
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
Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.
Bob Proctor
Setting goals is the first important step in achieving success in an activity. It’s a reminder of what you are working towards.
Peter Vanderkaay
Set goals, work hard, trust yourself, and only stress over what you can control.
Sadie Calvano
Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill.
Zig Ziglar
I learned a few years ago that balance is the key to a happy and successful life, and a huge part of achieving that balance is to instill rituals into your everyday life – a nutritious balanced diet, daily exercise, time for yourself through meditation, reading, journaling, yoga, daily reflection, and setting goals.
Gretchen Bleiler
Set goals for yourself and put actionable steps in place to ensure that you achieve them. Whether you aim to get a promotion at work or set up your very own business, these ideas will only remain dreams until you write plan out how you are going to reach them by writing down realistic steps towards hitting your targets.
Kelly Hoppen
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Napoleon Hill
The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention.
Wayne Dyer
You will achieve your grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day.
Og Mandino
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 values learned on the playing field-how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy and deal with stress-prepare us for life.
Donna de Varona
Goals. There’s not telling what you can do when you get inspired by them.
Jim Rohn
Setting goals that have already been achieved is a cop-out.
Gerry Lindgren
Aim higher in case you fall short.
Suzanne Collins
I had to overcome bullies and other people who didn’t like me and tormented me. I overcame those things with positive affirmations and setting goals. When I would set goals, I wouldn’t let anything get in the way of me breaking them. As I found success, a lot of those things subsided and became less important.
Jake Paul
There’s a lot of goals I’ve set in the WWE that I want to accomplish. I’m always setting goals for myself, and someday I want to be in the Hall of Fame.
A.J. Styles
Never set goals you can reach in your lifetime.
Ted Turner
Set too many goals and keep adding more goals. Goals have a tendency to be realized all at once.
Mark Victor Hansen
Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.
LL Cool J
When I set goals, they’re more tangible than becoming famous. You don’t build a company or a foundation for fame.
Boris Kodjoe
It’s funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists’ goals.
Craig Reucassel
I discovered that resolution of conflict comes from people being able to express their own feelings and their own needs in the face of another. Making agreements and setting goals without building upon the feelings of the parties involved is empty, because it does not consider the vulnerabilities of our own humanity.
Peter Block
You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
Teri Garr
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.
Rosalynn Carter
I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than our bodies.
Chloe Grace Moretz
Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.
Yasser Arafat
You have to work hard for what you want to achieve and you have to set goals and dreams and really go for them.
Natalie
If feminism has receded in visibility and prestige, it is precisely because its vision of life’s goals and rewards has become too narrow and elitist.
Camille Paglia
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Tony Robbins
Worry is negative goal setting.
Brian Tracy
We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles
Jim Rohn
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
Sid Caesar
All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment.
Tony Robbins
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Andre Gide
Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple stupid behavior.
Dee Hock
A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.
Robert Foster Bennett
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus
An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.
Mary Kay Ash
When you’re on the show that’s not the time to make decisions. It’s before you get on it, so you won’t be swayed by pressure. Mentally prepare yourself for the show, and set goals for yourself and stick to them.
Carmen Rasmusen
In the long run men hit only what they aim at.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams.
Og Mandino
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
Dorothy Height
Rewrite your major goals every day, in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed
Brian Tracy
Garbage clutters the house that has no dream.
Michael Dolan
Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.
Donald Rumsfeld
Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you.
Douglas Coupland
Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.
Paul J. Meyer
Winners can tell you where they are going and what they plan to do along the way.
Denis Waitley
Indeed – judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals.
Emma Thompson
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Bo Jackson
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.
Henry Ford
But I it doesn’t matter who scores the goals so long as we win.
Steven Gerrard
I truly feel that if you understand yourself and set goals without the regulations and limitations others put on you, then nothing is impossible.
Christopher
When we set goals we are in command. If we know where we are going, we can judge more accurately where we are now and make effective plans to reach our destination.
Ezra Taft Benson
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn’t change my mind, because it’s football, it’s normal. What is not normal is that we haven’t been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we’ve been playing in the last few weeks.
Jose Mourinho
With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about.
Brian Tracy
The things you learn from sports – setting goals, being part of a team, confidence – that’s invaluable. It’s not about trophies and ribbons. It’s about being on time for practice, accepting challenges and being fearful of the elements.
Summer Sanders
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
Bette Davis
There are a lot of messages in my books which I have specifically targeted for children, based on my own experiences growing up: the importance of healthy eating and being active, playing fair, setting goals, working together and anti-bullying.
Israel Folau
Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting, they cannot be the goal themselves.
Denis Waitley
You’ll fail at a 100% of the goals you don’t set.
Mark Victor Hansen
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.
Isocrates
A goal is a planned event
Hyrum W. Smith
Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.
Anita DeFrantz
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Decision-making takes care of goal-setting, but discipline also takes care of goal-getting. Decisions and discipline can’t be separated; one is worthless without the other.
John C. Maxwell
Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
Jimmy Carter
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
W. H. Murray
Goal-setting is powerful because it provides focus. It shapes our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on the exact actions we need to perform to achieve everything we desire in life.
Jim Rohn
When you’ve set goals and dreams, you don’t feel old.
Burl Ives
As for goals, I don’t set myself those anymore. I’m not one of these ‘I must have achieved this and that by next year’ kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.
Paul Kane
I don’t think goal setting is an important basis for a retail business. Most of the time goal setting puts too much energy and attention on being someplace else, instead of helping you appreciate where you are.
Wayne Dyer
It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I don’t really have goals as far as, I want to be on a cover or something like that.
Kim Kardashian
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar
Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.
Daisaku Ikeda
My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world.
Reba McEntire
Ask yourself what makes you come alive.
Howard Thurman
The dreams I chased took me on a journey,a journey more rewarding than the goals
Shahrukh Khan
One of my biggest goals, especially with writing YA novels, is just to have people enjoy reading.
Lauren Conrad
The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them
Jim Rohn
You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
Chester Carlson
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.
Og Mandino
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
A goal without a plan is a wish.
Herman Edwards
The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary.
Alexander Elder
Species evolve exactly as if they were adapting as best they could to a changing world, and not at all as if they were moving toward a set goal.
George Gaylord Simpson
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Mary Kay Ash
The problem we’ve got now in Washington is that the goals are completely the opposite from each other.
Jim DeMint
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Calvin Coolidge
Climbing is an artistic, creative thing; it’s about being spontaneous, traveling, seeing the world, hanging out. It’s a balance of setting goals while enjoying the process, being ambitious without being too competitive.
Chris Sharma