Goals Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old goals quotes, goals sayings, and goals proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.     

Les Brown

Where are the people who don't have goals headed? Those 97 per cent end up working for the three percent.     

Shiv Khera

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.      


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

Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.     

Anita DeFrantz

Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.      

Les Brown

Goals that are not written down are just wishes.     


When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.     

Greg Anderson

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.     

Sydney Smith

Goals determine what you're going to be.     

Julius Erving

There is no achievement without goals.     

Robert J. McKain

Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, SO exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can't get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, you're not setting big enough goals.     

Bob Proctor

To have Goals is to have a future, because without goals we will strive for nothing.     

Andrew Ridings

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.     

Brian Tracy

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 firs taking some form of positive action toward its attainment.      

Anthony Robbins

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Goals help you overcome short-term problems.     

Hannah More

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals.     

Brian Tracy

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours.     

Doug Larson

Goals are dreams with deadlines.      

Diana Scharf Hunt

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.     

Tony Robbins

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.     

Jim Rohn

A person without ambition is like an lifeless object and when you work with an ambition, no goal is difficult to achieve.     

Anurag Prakash Ray

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

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.     


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.     

Benjamin Mays

A goal without an action plan is a daydream.     

Nathaniel Branden

You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.     

Zig Ziglar

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.     

Mary Kay Ash