And I've done my best to prove that to you, today, with these carefully selected quotes about goal setting:
And, this time I'd like you to read all of these motivational quotes in one go, and continue to read them on a regular basis! (Yes, this is one of those strangely rare times when more is more!)
And if you do - read all the quotes, that is - then I think you'll
find yourself compelled to get started on some important project in your life. So let's stop talking and start quoting...
"Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a
deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves,
that you will achieve every aim ."
-- Eileen Caddy
"You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for."
-- Ted Turner
"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
(And you can find more goal setting tips here! But, chances are, they won't involve Denis!)
"Man was created as a being who should constantly keep improving, a being who on reaching one goal sets a higher one."
-- Ralph Ransom
"For what purpose humanity is there should not even concern us: why you are here, that you should ask yourself: and if you have no ready answer, then set for yourself goals, high and noble goals, and perish in pursuit of them!"
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
-- C.S. Lewis
"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
(Cassandra is a tad harsh on these goal quotes, but all views are welcome here!)
"The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without first taking some form of positive action toward its attainment."
-- Anthony Robbins
"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 fulfilling your dreams."
-- Og Mandino
"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
"As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person."
-- Les Brown
(Les was clearly 'on one' today. He loves talking about setting goals. Clearly.)
"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination."
-- Fitzhugh Dodson
"Set priorities for your goals. A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first."
-- Robert J. Mckain
"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
"Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into."
"You may not accomplish every goal you set / no one does / but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly."
-- Les Brown
"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
"For imagination sets the goal ''picture'' which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ''will,'' as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination."
-- Maxwell Maltz
Wow, and I mean wow! Don't you think that these goal quotes - these goal setting quotes - are truly inspirational. Each quotation on goal setting reinforces the importance of setting goals, it really does. Whether they're famous goal quotes on success, life, love or just plain achievement, I know that I am moved into action just by reading these motivational quotes.
How about you? What do you think to these quotes?
Or perhaps you'd like to read some more famous goal quotes before you get in touch!
"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive."
-- Walt Disney
"I say you ought to write out 10 outrageous goals that are bigger than you because your life isn't meaningful or important unless you're on purpose about something way bigger than you are."
-- Mark Victor Hansen
"A goal properly set is halfway reached."
-- Zig Ziglar
"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."
"You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions."
-- Gary Ryan Blair
"Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high."
-- Greg Norman
"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."
-- Anthony Robbins
"There's nothing wrong with having your goals really high and trying to achieve them. That's the fun part. You may come up short. I've come up short on a lot on my goals, but it's always fun to try and achieve them."
-- Tiger Woods
And, perhaps my favourite inspirational quote (today, anyway!)...
you want to know what an ultimate goal would be, of course it would be utter peace."
-- David Miscavige
But actually, of all the goal quotes, we should bear this particular quotation in mind:
"Establishing goals is all right if
you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours."
-- Doug Larson
Okay, here's something you could do to satisfy your appetite for quotations on what could loosely be called "inspired living":