The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.
—Brian Tracy (b.1944) American Author, Motivational Speaker
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
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 (1924–2000) American Sportsperson
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
—Albert Einstein (1879–1955) German-born Physicist
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 (1898–1993) American Clergyman, Self-Help Author
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends-wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
—Aristotle (384BCE–322BCE) Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scholar
A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road; a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder – a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
—Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) Scottish Historian, Essayist
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
—Polybius (c.200–c.118 BCE) Greek Historian
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.
—Napoleon Hill (1883–1970) American Author, Journalist, Attorney, Lecturer
Goals are to be set clear without frills. Do not be deterred and take reality as it is, not as it should be.
—Jacob Gelt Dekker (b.1948) Dutch Businessman, Writer
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
—Anais Nin (1903–77) French-American Essayist
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) German Poet
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
—Ralph Vaull Starr
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile goals.
—Paul J. Meyer
Knowing your destination is half the journey.
A man has to have goals- for a day, for a lifetime- that was mine, to have people say, “There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.”
—Ted Williams (1918–2002) American Sportsperson
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.
—Zig Ziglar (1926–2012) American Author
The goal of all life is death.
—Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) Austrian Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.
—Jean Piaget (1896–1980) Swiss Psychologist
An affirmation states that a goal is already happening. I’m not crazy about this because, often when we affirm something that is not yet real, the little voice in our head usually responds with “This isn’t true, this is BS…On the other hand, a declaration is not saying something is true, it’s saying we have an intention of doing or being something. This is a position the little voice can buy, because we’re not stating it’s true right now, but again, it’s an intention for us ion the future.
—T. Harv Eker (b.1954) American Motivational Speaker, Lecturer, Author
‘Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life.
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919) American Poet, Journalist
One whose every goal is accomplished and every dream fulfilled, lives not as a man but as an instrument of destiny
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals—that is, goals that do not inspire them.
—Tony Robbins (b.1960) American Self-Help Author, Entrepreneur
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) American Psychiatrist
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
Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, Grow”.”
—The Talmud Sacred Text of the Jewish Faith
We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-bought experience.
—George Washington (1732–99) American Head of State, Military Leader
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.