The Best Quotes About Goals For Putting Yourself on the Path to Success

Self-improvement is difficult. We all have goals in our lives but it can be hard to know how to get there. The following quotes about success and goals can help.

Achieving your goals is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. You have to be ready for the long haul and set realistic expectations. There will always be obstacles to overcome, but as long as you stay focused and motivated, you won’t let anything stand in your way. Life is about choices and those choices can affect how you live from day to day. 

Goals can be short-term or long-term and they can be related to your personal or professional life. They can help you ramp up your productivity and engagement at your workplace. The goals a person sets for themselves are something that they will have to work hard to achieve to have a successful outcome. In this article we explore maxims and quotes which give us the necessary wisdom to achieve our goals.

Effective Quotes About Goals

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist
Ambition is more than mere desire. It is desire plus incentive - determination - will to achieve the desire” - Herbert Armstrong, American evangelist and founder of 'Worldwide Church of God'
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” —Earl Nightingale, American Radio Host and Author
“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, American poet, writer and historian
“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” —Michael Phelps, Most decorated Olympian of all time
“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.” —Ted Turner, founder of turner media
“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, baptist minister and civil rights leader
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius, philosopher and politician
“There’s nothing better than achieving your goals, whatever they might be.” – Paloma Faith, English singer and songwriter
“Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.” – LL Cool J, rapper, songwriter and record producer
Effective Quotes About Goals
“You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” – Les Brown, politician and motivational speaker
“Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.” – John Dewey,philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer
“Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.” – Robery H. Schuller, Televangelist, pastor and a motivational speaker
“Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.” – Venus Williams, tennis Legend
“It’s an up and down thing, the human goals, because the human is always an explorer, an adventurist.” – Cesar Millan, professional dog trainer
“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron, film maker and producer
“I am constantly re-evaluating my goals and trying to strike items from my to-do list that aren’t critical.” – Aisha Tyler, comedian and actress
“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, American author
“Where are the people who don’t have goals headed? Those 97 per cent end up working for the three percent.” – Shiv Khera, motivational speaker
“I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment.” – Nadia Comaneci, Olympic gymnast legend
“People often say I have so much energy, that I never stop; but that’s what it takes to accomplish your goals.” – Curtis Jackson, 50 cents, American rapper
“My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones.” – Kiana Tom, television host
“You need lofty goals. Then cement it with a great work ethic.” – Jerry West, NBA legend
“It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals.”– Pat Summitt, American basketball coach
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein, Physicist
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”– Michael Korda, English author and columnist
 “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Unknown
“The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people” -Mark Twain, author and novelist
Effective Quotes About Goals
“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, Renaissance painter and sculptor
“I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done.”– Rachel Carson, conservationist and biologist
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”– Tony Robbins, author and motivational speaker
“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”– Brian Tracy, public speaker
“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, founder of LiveYourDreams.com
“In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.”– Sid Caeser, comedian and writer
“You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.”– Lori Greiner, shark tank investor
Effective Quotes About Goals
“The going is the goal.”– Horace Kallen, pluralism philosopher
“A good goal is like a strenuous exercise — it makes you stretch.”– Mary Kay Ash, founder of mary kay cosmetics
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and statesman
“There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.”– Mario Cuomo, American lawyer and politician
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”– Henry David Thoreau, American naturalist and philosopher
“Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.” – Viktor Frankl, neurologist, psychiatrist and philosopher
“The great glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live with purpose.”– Michel de Montaigne, French Philosopher
“Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you.”– Andy Andrews, author
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee, martial arts legend
“Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory” - Herbert Kaufman, author and columnist
Effective Quotes About Goals
“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”– Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur
“Being ambitious is actually good as long as you do not step on other people's toes and provides inspiration to fellow men” - Sara Wellington
“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.”– Unknown
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”– Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur
“Ambitions reveal direction” - Mace Windu, Fictional character from star wars
“To reach a port, we must sail — Sail, not tie at anchor — Sail, not drift.”– Franklin Roosevelt, Former president of USA
“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt, former president of USA
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.”– Elbert Hubbard, American writer
“Realizing your ambitions, controlling your fate, and achieving unrivaled greatness is derived from knowing what to change, how to change, and, most importantly, why to change.” -Dean Gualco, author and professor
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”– John Wooden, American basketball coach
“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis, Author of Narnia
“If we have a goal and a plan, and are willing to take risks and mistakes and work as a team, we can choose to do the hard thing.” — Scott Kelly, engineer and astronaut,
“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” — Arianna Huffington, founder of huffington post
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. - Carl Sagan, astrophysicist and science communicator
Effective Quotes About Goals
“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey, author, comedian and actor
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk, founder of spaceX
"Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams." - Dwayne Johnson, actor and former wrestler
“A goal without a timeline is just a dream.” – Robert Herjavec, shark tank investor
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela, revolutionary political leader
The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn't prepared to work for. - Habeeb Akande, author
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, former prime minister of UK
Achievement results from work realizing ambition. - Adam Ant, English singer songwriter
“You have to be able to get up and dust yourself off and always be going forward.” – Rita Moreno, Hollywood actress
“Hustling is putting every minute and all your effort into achieving the goal at hand. Every minute needs to count.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur and Motivational speaker
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb, Visual artist
“Dream your own dreams, achieve your own goals. Your journey is your own and unique.” – Roy T. Bennett, Author
People with ambition don't give a damn what other people think of them. - Diane Setterfield, author
“It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.” – Stephen Kellogg, American singer-songwriter
A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be. - Steven Brust, American author
“Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams and goals. ” – Unknown
Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose. - Frank Tyger, cartonnist and columnist
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill, author and motivational speaker
“Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing.” – William Shakespeare, legendary playwright
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - Bill Bradley, US politician
“Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.” – Aldous Huxley, Author of 'Doors of perception' and 'Brave new world'
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. Ain't nowhere else in the world where you can go from driving a truck to Cadillac overnight. - Elvis Presley, Legendary singer and pop artist
“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, painter and sculptor
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. - Timothy Leary, psychologist
Quotes About Goals
“The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.” – Richard Monckton Milnes, English poet
“A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim.” – Thomas Fuller, English churchman and historian
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments. - Bryant H. McGill, Author
"In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.” – Unknown
If you don't have ambition to be one of the best, someone will always come and take your place. - Romelu Lukaku, Belgian football player
“Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.”― David Joseph Schwartz, American writer
“No desired achievement is gained without any goal setting.”― Wayne Chirisa
“I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish.”― Martha Stewart, Celebrity chef and TV host
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. - Bryant H. McGill, Author
“The great secret about goals and visions is not the future they describe but the change in the present they engender.”― David Allen, Motivational speaker and consultant
“The way to achieve your goals is step by step. You just need to build enough track, to be ahead of the train.” – John Milton Lawrence, Author
“The only goals you don’t achieve in life are the goals you don’t set.” ― Matt Fox, TV actor
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs, cofounder of apple
“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.” — Mark Cuban, Investor and Entrepreneur
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney, founder of disney
Goals are dreams with deadlines. - Diana Scharf Hunt, Author
“I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.” ─ Warren Buffett, founder of Berkshire Hathaway
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ─ Napoleon Hill, Author and Motivational speaker
“To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” ─ Tony Dorsett, former NFL player
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ─ Albert Einstein, Physicist
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” ─ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Author and Philosopher
“Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.” ─ General George S. Patton, Former US general
"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to 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, founder of disney
“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue what you want.” ─ Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker
Quotes About Goals
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” ─ Albert Ellis, American psychologist
"If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve." ─ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue origin
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ─ Walter Winchel, gossip columnist and radio news commentator
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ─ Anne Frank, german diarist and victim of the Holocaust
“I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.” ─ Nikki Giovanni, poet and author
“Success is 99 percent failure.” ─ Soichiro Honda, Founder of Honda
“Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” ─ Jim Rohn, Author
“Don't go through life, grow through life.” ─ Eric Butterworth, Author and unity leader
“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” ─ Oscar Wilde, Novelist
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” ─ Marie Curie, Nobel laureate chemist and physicist
"The question I ask myself like almost every day is, 'Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?'” ─ Mark Zuckerberg, founder of facebook
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” ─ Abraham Lincoln, former president of USA
"It always seems impossible until it's done." ─ Nelson Mandela, former president of south africa
“Hustling is putting every minute and all your effort into achieving the goal at hand. Every minute needs to count.” ─ Gary Vaynerchuk, Motivational speaker
“God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.” ─ Mother Teresa, catholic nun and noble laureate
“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” ─ Oscar Wilde, Novelist and author
“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.” ─ George Allen, US politician
“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all -- in which case, you fail by default.” ─ J.K. Rowling, Author of Harry Potter
“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” ─ Tom Krause, Finnish baritone
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” ─ Oprah Winfrey, TV host
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not trouble with great ambitions. - Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” ─ Harry F. Banks, film producer
“The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.” ─ Ray Kroc, former head of Mcdonalds
Quotes About Goals
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ─ Charles R. Swindoll, pastor
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” ─ David Brinkley, American newscaster
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ─ Anonymous
"I fear failure, but I won't let it stop me. Sometimes you just got to do it or else it just doesn't happen." ─ Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur and Investor
“Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.” ─ Tony Hsieh, founder of zappos
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ─ Tony Robbins, motivational speaker
“The most important things in life aren't things.” ─ Anthony J. D'Angelo
“The road to success is always under construction.” ─ Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian
“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” ─ Zig Ziglar, author and public speaker
“I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I'm sleeping. You become what you think about the most.” ─ Daymond John, shark tank investor
“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” ─ Dr. Joyce Brothers, American psychologist
“Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be delightful.” ─ George Bernard Shaw, author and philosopher
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ─ Bruce Lee, martial arts legend
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ─ Maya Angelou, author
“...God's love is so real that he created you to prove it.” ─ Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limits
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - Aristotle, greek philopsher
“Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It's the high anxiety zone, but it's also where you discover who you are.” ─ Nick Vujicic, author
"Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." ─ Muhammad Ali, boxing legend
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. ─ Malcolm X, civil rights leader
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.” ─ Maya Angelou, author
“Success builds character, failure reveals it.” ─ Dave Checkett, businessman
To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.─ John Glenn, former astronaut and politician
Quotes About Goals
“Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity.” ─ Henry Hartman
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ─ Buddha, philosopher and religious leader
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ─ Albert Einstein, Physicist
“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” ─ John W. Gardner, Former US senator
Big goals get big results. No goals gets no results or somebody else’s results. - Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ─ Henry Ford, founder of ford motor company
"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." - Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ─ Winston Churchill, former prime minister of UK
A goal properly set is halfway reached. - Abraham Lincoln, former president of USA
“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” ─ Michael Phelps, olympic swimmer
“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” ─ Anthony Robbins, public speaker
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. - Dale Carnegie, author and speaker
“If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.” ─ Win Borden, US politician
“You're always working to improve, and you're always being critiqued on your next performance. It's not about what you've done. There's always room to grow.” ─ Misty Copeland, Ballet dancer
To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. ─ Bill Gates, cofounder of microsoft
"“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.” ─ Maya Angelou, author
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ─ Winston Churchill, former prime minister of UK
“Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.” ─ Serena Williams, Tennis legend
The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on. ─ Barack Obama, former president of US
Quotes About Goals
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ─ Paulo Coelho, Author
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.” ─ Bernice Johnson Reagon, music composer
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ─ Reinhold Niebuhr, theologist
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ─ Lao Tzu, chinese philospher
“Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.” ─ Anonymous
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” ─ Karen Ravn, author
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ─ Norman Cousins, journalist
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ─ Maria Robinson, US politician
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” ─ Henry Ford, Founder of ford motor company
"Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty." - William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues
“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.” ─ Booker T. Washington, Author and educator
“You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and falling over.” ─ Richard Branson, founder of virgin companies
“Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.” ─ Malcolm S. Forbes, founder of forbes
“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” ─ Jack Ma, founder of alibaba
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ─ Ashley Smith
“For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” ─ James Allen, writer
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.” ─ Conrad Hilton, founder of hilton hotels
“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” ─ Diana Ross, American entertainer
“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” ─ Mark Twain, Author
“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.” ─ Arnold H. Glasgow
“If you live your life in the past, you waste the life you have to live.” ─ Jessica Cress
"Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life." - Tracy Brinkmann, music composer
Quotes About Goals
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ─ Anonymous
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ─ Colin Powell, former US senator
“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” ─ Theodore Roosevelt, former US president
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. - Bo Jackson, former American football player
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ─ Thomas Edison, inventor and entrepreneur
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ─ Arianna Huffington, founder of huffington post
“Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal.” ─ Anonymous
“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, naturalist and philospher
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” ─ James Dean, hollywood actor
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” ─ Elon Musk, founder of spacex
“Life isn't about having, it's about being. You could surround yourself with all that money can buy, and you'd still be as miserable as a human can be. I know people with perfect bodies who don't have half the happiness I've found. On my journeys, I've seen more joy in the slums of Mumbai and the orphanages of Africa than in wealthy gated communities and on sprawling estates worth millions. Why is that? You'll find contentment when your talents and passion are completely engaged, in full force. Recognize instant self gratification for what it is. Resist the temptation to grab for material objects like the perfect house, the coolest clothes or the hottest car. Then if I just had X, I would be happy syndrome is a mass delusion. When you look for happiness in mere objects, they are never enough. Look around. Look within.” ─ Nick Vujicic, author and motivational speaker
“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” ─ Oscar Wilde, author and novelist
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” ─ Zig Ziglar, public speaker and author
“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ─ Tom Bodett, American author, voice actor, and radio personality
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ─ Herman Cain, US politician
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ─ Steve Jobs, cofounder of apple
“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ─ George Bernard Shaw, author and philosopher
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success that is way great spiritual giants are produced.” ─ Swami Vivekananda, Vedanta philosopher

Quotes About Goals

In conclusion, it is important to have goals in life. Whether you are setting personal goals for yourself or work-related goals, they are essential. They provide you with a direction and purpose. Without goals, we can become aimless and lost. We need to have a plan. Goals help us enjoy what we do and also keep us motivated and moving ahead. We can work on any goal together and create a plan for reaching the goals. 

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FAQs

What is a good success quote?

There are many quotes about success. Some people want to achieve success according to their goals, while others want to get success by following their dreams. Some relevant success quotes are as follows:

"If you want to be successful, there are three things you need: a positive attitude, a definite goal, and the determination to achieve it.” - Zig Ziglar

“Success is a process and not a destination.”


Why is having a goal important?

Goals are attainable and visible targets for success. They offer a clear picture of what needs to be achieved and why. Goals serve as a motivator, a timeline, and an action plan for achieving success. By setting a goal you have taken the first step of reaching your potential.

What are the 5 rules of smart goals?

1. Specific
2. Measurable
3. Attainable
4. Realistic
5. Timely

These rules are self-explanatory and essential when it comes to goal setting.


What are the 3 types of goals?

1. Process goals: Process goals are mostly behaviour related goals, they are strategies which when implemented help increase our chances of desired outcome.

Example; I will work out 30 mins every day

2. Performance goals: These are the standards and measures to which we benchmark our process goals. 

Example: I want to lose 10 kg by this year-end

3. Outcome goals: These goals are extremely specific and measured by the end result that we intend to achieve.

Example: I want to win Wimbledon.

How do you write goals in life?

The question of how you should write goals in life is constantly debated. Some people say it's important to be specific about what you want, while others say it's better to be more general. It is important to make sure that your goals are achievable, but that doesn't mean that they need to be too easy. It is also worth considering the importance of timeframes when setting your goals. People often measure their success by the degree to which their goals are met; this could be an indicator of how well the goal was written in the first place.

Goal setting broadly revolves around you answering these three questions:

  1. What are your goals?
  2. Do you know what you want to achieve in life?
  3. Do you have a plan to get there?
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