If you need some motivation to help you stick to all of those resolutions you made this year or encouragement to chase your dreams, these quotes about goals will really inspire you! Keep reading to check them out!
Quotes About Goals to Help You Set Good Ones
I’m breaking this up into three sections, starting with this one with quotes about setting goals. Once you’ve got a few in mind, the next section will help you make those dreams come true. Then, we’ll finish off with a reminder that life shouldn’t be all about working toward an endpoint.
Most of these quotes speak for themselves, so I won’t go overboard with chit-chat. Besides, it’s better for you to interpret them in your own way without my interpretation clouding things. Sound good? Great! Let’s get started!
1. A goal set is halfway reached
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar
This one is so motivating because it reminds us that setting the goal is half of the journey.
2. Tie your life to goals, not things
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
Never rely on anyone else to make you happy, and definitely don’t rely on things. You have to decide for yourself what you want and need in life…then go for it!
3. Always have a new goal to reach for
“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”– Ted Turner
I have a friend who suffers from really severe depression. She’s always said that one of the things that help her the most and keeps her going is constantly setting new goals to aim for.
4. Know where you’re going
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra
Okay, I do have something to say about this one. I think the intent makes sense in terms of goals, but I also think that sometimes it’s okay to wander aimlessly in life. Sometimes you find the most extraordinary places (literally and metaphorically) when you have no destination in mind.
5. Believe in the beauty of your dreams
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Don’t just set “rational” goals. Look to and believe in the beauty of your dreams.
6. Set a goal that inspires your hopes
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”– Andrew Carnegie
Goals that don’t make you happy and inspire your hope aren’t really worth chasing.
7. Aim for the moon!
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown
8. Continually set greater goals
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”– Michael Korda
9. Don’t aim too low
“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
10. Dream big, even if it means you may fail
“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan
Quotes About Reaching Your Goals
Deciding what you want in life gets you halfway to your goal, but you still have a bit of a journey ahead of you to make that dream a reality. These are some of my favorite quotes to inspire me to keep moving ahead. Enjoy!
11. Make a plan to keep your goals on track
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It’s not enough to just set a goal. You need to come up with an actionable plan to reach it.
12. Share your dream with others
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon
When you share your goals with others, they help keep you accountable.
13. Work hard and stay determined
“The only thing that will make you reach your goals is hard work and determination.” – Kobe Bryant
In other words, there are no shortcuts when it comes to making your dreams come true!
14. Make time for your goal
“If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.”– Jill Koenig
If you want to reach your goals, you have to actually make time for them. Even if you can only carve out a few minutes a day, it’s something.
15. Action and dreaming go hand-in-hand
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” -Japanese Proverb
You need to be willing to give yourself over to daydreams to discover your vision, but then you need to take action to make that vision become a reality.
16. Break a big goal down into smaller ones
“Most impossible goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them and going full speed ahead as if they were routine.”– Don Lancaster
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your goals, make them smaller! Take things one step at a time.
17. Move with confidence in the direction of your dreams
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
It takes courage to go after your dreams. The fact that you’ve even taken the first step should fill you with confidence.
18. Believe in your own universe
“Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.”– Tony Hsieh
Don’t just try to find your path in life, MAKE your own destiny. Let the universe form around you.
19. Just keep moving forward
“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
If you just keep moving, you’ll eventually reach your destination.
Quotes to remind you that life shouldn’t be ALL about your goals
These last quotes about goals serve as a reminder that life isn’t all about chasing a dream. Sometimes, you have to just live in the moment and spend time with the people you love without an agenda.
20. Who you become matters more than what you get
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”– Henry David Thoreau
Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination.
21. You don’t need to reach all of your goals
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”– Bruce Lee
It’s okay to give up on a dream that you no longer want. Just aiming for something is often enough to help motivate us and show us what we truly desire in life.
21. Use your mistakes as stepping stones
“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”– Jack Penn
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes in life. Use them as stepping stones to help you move past them.
23. Journey to the horizon and see where life takes you after you reach it
“Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will see farther.”– Orison Swett Marden
Sometimes, you just need to journey to the horizon to see what truly matters in life.
24. Learn to adjust your sails.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
If you feel like you’re going in the wrong direction, adjust your sails.
25. Live your life for YOU!
“In the end, people will judge you anyway, so don’t live your life impressing others — live your life impressing yourself.”– Eunice Camacho Infante
That last one is my favorite and a hard truth we all need to hear. People will always judge us. Always. It’s just human nature I guess. We can either spend all of our time and energy trying to make everyone like us, or we can just live life for ourselves. I know which I prefer!
I hope these quotes about goals help inspire you to dream big, go after what you want, AND take a little time to wander aimlessly & just enjoy yourself sometimes, too.
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