Everyone needs inspiration at times, no one is motivated 24/7. These goal setting quotes will absolutely help move you closer toward your goals!
These quotes show that people in all different eras understood the importance of setting goals. As the famous Tony Robbins quote goes, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
If you never set goals it’s easy to go through life never really accomplishing anything. But the people who have achieved and impacted the world the most always set goals. Human beings are goal-seeking organisms.
Once a goal is clear you can unleash the full potential of your mind.
Your brain is a supercomputer and wants to help you achieve your goals but you need to give it the right information to help you take action. Studies have shown that people who write their goals down are 50% more likely to actually achieve them!
Use these goal setting quotes to get inspired enough to take the first step of writing down your goals.
Life Changing Goal Setting Quotes
“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie
“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
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” —Earl Nightingale
“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
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” —Bill Copeland
“The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will stop you. 5 4 3 2 1 Go!” — Mel Robbins
“You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.” —Steve Garvey
“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to strive for.” — Ted Turner
“It’s important to set your own goals and work hard to achieve them.” —Yuichiro Miura
A goal properly set is halfway reached.” —Zig Ziglar
“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” —Michael Phelps
“You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.” — RJ Mitte
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
“Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.” — Kristi Yamaguchi
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”– Zig Ziglar
“I believe there are two ingredients necessary to make every day a masterpiece: decisions and discipline. They are like two sides of the same coin; you could call them ‘goal setting’ and ‘goal getting.’ And they can’t be separated because one is worthless without the other.” —John C. Maxwell
“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
“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
“Maintaining a positive attitude uncovers hidden abilities and calls up untapped resources. It frames the conditions needed to make the best use of talents-provide fresh outlooks-set goals with confidence, and overcome reluctance to trying new things.” — Rodger Fritz
“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.” —Seth Godin
Personal Goal Quotes
“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
“Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you.” – Andy Andrews
“Goals give you a compass in order to direct your path through life. Goals focus your thoughts and actions on areas that have precise purpose and meaning.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” — Michael Korda
“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. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” —Jim Rohn
“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
“For me, goals are my roadmap to the life I want. They have helped me accomplish things I once thought were impossible.” – Catherine Pulsifer
You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. Also, you can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.” – Kathy Seligman
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”– Jim Rohn
“Vague goals produce vague results.”– Jack Canfield
“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 Waitley
“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”– Michelangelo
“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
Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams and goals. ”– Unknown
“All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.”– Walt Disney
Famous Quotes About Goals
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”– Bruce Lee
“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 always win out.” – Ronald Reagan
“To unlock and unleash your full potential, you should make a habit of daily goal setting and achieving for the rest of your life.” – Brian Tracy
“Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.”– LL Cool J
Goals determine what you’re going to be.”– Julius Erving
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
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
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”–Napoleon Hill
Setting smart goals that include all the factors: measurable, achievable, responsible, and time-related, have a more of a chance of being successful than just stating what your goals will be.” – Byron Pulsifier
Goal-setting is also a vital element of motivation. Clear goals will help you muster motivation for whatever your task at hand is.”– Joanna Jast
All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims. – Lou Holz
“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
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.”– Booker T. Washington
“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent in 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
It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals.”– Pat Summitt
“To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the “what is next”, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.”– Mark Twain
Start Setting Goals Today
Whether you use SMART Goals or another method make sure you have something to work towards. The biggest mistake is when people make vague goals or even worse, never set a goal.
With a clear goal, you can accomplish almost anything. The best part about pursuing a goal is the person you become along the way.
Don’t be afraid to set big goals. The bigger the goal, the more you will get to change and grow. Growth only happens outside your comfort zone, don’t be scared — welcome it!
Which of these goal setting quotes is your favorite quote?
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