Goal Setting Sayings and Quotes

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


A goal properly set is halfway reached.     

Zig Ziglar

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

Scott Reed

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

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

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

Most "impossible" goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.     

Don Lancaster

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

Denis Waitley and Remi Witt

In all things that you do, consider the end.     

Solon

Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.     

J. Howes

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.     

Burmese Saying

Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it-ink it!     

Michael Korda

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.     

Nido Qubein

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.     

Robert Collier

See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.     

Louisa May Alcott

Aim for the highest.     

W. Clement Stone

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.     

Les Brown

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.     

Elbert Hubbard

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them.     

Geoffry Abert

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.     

Zig Ziglar

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.     

C. S. Lewis

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.     

Henry David Thoreau

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.     

Zig Ziglar

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

The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it.     

Goethe

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.     

Stephen A. Brennan

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.     

Andrew Carnegie

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

Man, with no objective, will soon possess nothing. Having an objective, even low, is better than having none.     

Carlisle

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

Epictetus

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.     

Bo Jackson

You'll fail at a 100% of the goals you don't set.     

Mark Victor Hansen

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.     

Brian Tracy

Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else's results.     

Mark Victor Hansen

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.     

Anthony Robbins

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It's as simple as that.     

Earl Nightingale

Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.     

Fitzhugh Dodson

The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.     

Rick Hansen

The establishment of a clear,central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success.     

Brian Tracy

Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high.     

Greg Norman

Goal Setting: I Set Long Term Goals II Set Short Term Goals III Set Objectives IV Prioritize the Objectives V Define and Detail VI Do It VII Evaluate     

Anonymous

Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.     

unknown

Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do.     

George F. Burns

Please don't nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get     

Jim Rohn

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.     

Henry David Thoreau

Not having a goal is more to be feared than not reaching a goal.     

Robert Schuller

You have to set the 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

Set goals that don't feel all that easy, that challenge you, stimulate you, and give you a chance to stretch and push yourself. That is where the power of growth lies.     

Nathaniel Branden

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 each task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams.     

Og Mandino