The 20 Greatest Goal And Goal Setting Quotes Of All Time

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Everyone has goals, or at the very least everyone has a dream and a goal is nothing more than a dream on a schedule.  Goal setting and achievement is both an art and a science.  It is a process of deciding what you want, or want to do, or be, and then formulating the steps to get there.  When it comes to making a change, the people who succeed are those who set realistic, specific goals.

Here are some great quotes on goals and goal setting that inspire me that I wanted to share with you.  If you have your own favorites whether they are on my list or not I would enjoy reading them.  Especially if you have any of your own that you may have come up with or are original.

1. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

2. “You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.” – George S. Patton

3. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

4. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

5. “You’ve got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You’ll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you’re trying to achieve in your life.” – Patch Adams

6. “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” – Tony Robbins

7. “Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.” – Les Brown

8. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

9. “A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.” – Ted Williams

10. “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.” – Brian Tracy

11. “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.” – Ted Turner

12. “Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.” – Zig Ziglar

13. “Goals seem impossible only when you are not heading toward them.” – Mike Hawkins

14. “You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals.” – Johnny Bench

15. “Write your goals down in detail and read your list of goals every day. Some goals may entail a list of shorter goals. Losing a lot of weight, for example, should include mini-goals, such as 10-pound milestones. This will keep your subconscious mind focused on what you want step by step.” – Jack Canfield

16. “You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

17. “Goals determine what you’re going to be.” – Julius Erving

18. “Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.” – Robert H. Schuller

19. “Some goals are not going to fulfill you. Choose goals that you value and care about.” – Henry Cloud

20. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

Perhaps you now have a greater understanding of why goal setting can be one of the most impacting decisions of your life. Do you need help defining, planning, or taking action towards your goals? Are you ready to take the next step? Then please fill out the contact form below.

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