Selected Quotes about Goals

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. -- Konrad Adenauer

“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

When it comes to helping out, I don’t believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help. -- Paul Allen

Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want. -- Robert G Allen

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. -- James Allen

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. -- Matthew Arnold

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared. -- Mary Kay Ash

Give yourself something to work toward - constantly. -- Mary Kay Ash

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared. -- Mary Kay Ash

Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to determine where you stand financially. -- David Bach

There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are. -- Tyra Banks

I have so many goals. -- Tyra Banks

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. -- Arnold Bennett

You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. -- Yogi Berra

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going. -- Richard Branson

Fantasizing about the future is one of my favorite pastimes. -- Richard Branson

When people warn me against doing something once my mind is made up, I grow increasingly determined to try it. -- Richard Branson

The Greens will continue to champion a fairer society rather than simply the economy and to champion the parliament rather than simply the stock exchange. -- Bob Brown

Australia must prioritise education spending. It is not a question of whether or not we have the money, it is a question of how we choose to spend it. -- Bob Brown

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there. -- Steve Case

If you don't know where you are going, you can never get lost. -- Herb Cohen

As any businessperson knows, a firm's survival is never guaranteed; year, month by month, a variety of hazards must be confronted- even when profit alone is the goal. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

While the long-term goals of an organization will typically be quite stable, its day-to-day priorities are likely to change, sometimes so gradually that they are not noticed. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. -- Cecil B. DeMille

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. -- Princess Diana

We are proud to have a platform through the "Dr Phil" show and the Dr. Phil Foundation to offer children the voice they need to meet their goals in having a better life. -- Dr.Phil

A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others. -- Larry Ellison

Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. -- Epictetus

You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed. -- Larry Flynt

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

Goals are discovered, not made. -- Richard J. Foster

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. -- Anatole France

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. -- Anne Frank

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him. -- Victor Frankl

The goal of all life is death. -- Sigmund Freud

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other. -- Sigmund Freud

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal. -- Mikhail Gorbachev

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action. -- Michael Hanson

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action. -- Michael Hanson

In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it. -- Robert Heinlein

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. -- Langston Hughes

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going. Of course, some people never go beyond Expectations, but my job is to hurry them along whether they like it or not. -- Norton Juster

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. -- Helen Keller

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -- John F. Kennedy

The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. -- John F. Kennedy

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. -- Ursula K. LeGuin

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration. -- Kurt Lewin

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. -- Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. -- Vince Lombardi

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution. -- Niccolo Machiavelli

We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. -- Maxwell Maltz

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. -- Og Mandino

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

Failure is not reaching your goal, but in having no goal to reach. -- Benjamin Mays

Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn't the top priority. -- Angela Merkel

Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. If you could see them clearly, naturally you could do a great deal to get rid of them but you can't. You can only see one thing clearly and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin. -- Kathleen Norris

What's keeping you from being rich? In most cases it's simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal. -- Suze Orman

Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. -- Larry Page

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. -- Louis Pasteur

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. -- Norman Vincent Peale

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk. -- J. C. Penney

When this business was founded, it sought to win public confidence through service, for it was my conviction then, as it is now, that nothing else than right service to the public results in mutual understanding and satisfaction between customer and merchant. -- James Cash Penney

This one step -- choosing a goal and sticking to it -- changes everything. -- Scott Reed

Set a new goal, something that will be even more inspiring, and something you can make immediate progress toward. -- Tony Robbins

It's not just getting a goal that matters, but the quality of life your experience along the way. -- Tony Robbins

Your current conditions do not reflect your ultimate potential, but rather the size and quality of goals upon which you currently are focusing. -- Tony Robbins

Creating wealth is simple. All wealth begins in the mind! -- Tony Robbins

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build. -- John Rockefeller

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. -- John Rockefeller

People I work with are open to leadership that has a vision, but this vision has to be communicated clearly and persuasively, and always, always with passion. -- Anita Roddick

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt

A goal without a plan is just a wish. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. -- Robert H. Schuller

Our ideals resemble the stars, which illuminate the night. No one will ever be able to touch them. But the men who, like the sailors on the ocean, take them for guides, will undoubtedly reach their goal. -- Carl Schurz

If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable. -- Seneca

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -- Joseph Stalin

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. -- Ben Stein

Do not turn back when you are just at the goal. -- Publilius Syrus

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -- Henry David Thoreau

Not all who wander are lost. -- J. R. R. Tolkien

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. -- Arnold Toynbee

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. -- Arnold J. Toynbee

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is. And if it can't be fun, what's the point? -- Donald Trump

My goal is to help you understand what is "really" happening, the long energetic history that is just now being revealed. Then we will have the power to change things from the source, and the world itself will change. -- James Twyman

Still, we have to keep trying... keep preparing to step into the Light. I know that is your goal, and it is mine as well. In this we are the same. -- James Twyman

Commit to your goals. -- Sam Walton

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever 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 Watley

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. -- Oprah Winfrey

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work. -- Oprah Winfrey

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. -- Oprah Winfrey

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work. -- Oprah Winfrey

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

To come to be you must have a vision of Being, a Dream, a Purpose, a Principle. You will become what your vision is. -- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. -- Zeno

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as who you become (by achieving your goals). -- Zig Ziglar

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

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