Forming great goals and ambitions is undoubtedly the easier part. It’s thrilling, adventurous, and energizing. You establish deadlines and devise strategies to meet them.
The tricky part comes later. When the adrenaline has worn off, you may feel uneasy, exhausted, fearful, or just lack drive.
That is precisely when you want a little motivational speech that talks directly to you. A motivational quote that will propel you forward – toward your goal, so that you may continue and achieve the objective you’ve set for yourself.
Every year, I set personal and career goals for myself. The one thing that always motivates me to pursue my objectives is a list of my favorite goal-setting phrases and quotes.
When it comes to reaching a goal, the very first thing that comes to mind is creating attainable goals. Setting goals enables us to picture precisely what has to be done and how to reach our dreams.
Here’s a list of my favorite quotes from great minds on how to achieve your goals:
“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
“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.”Bruce Lee
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”Les Brown
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”Lawrence J. Peter
“The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”Michelangelo
“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.”Lou Holtz
“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”Zig Ziglar
“It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”Clement Stone
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”C.S. Lewis
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”Henry Ford
“Successful people do things that the average person is not willing to do. They make sacrifices the average person is not willing to make. But the difference it makes is extraordinary.”Brian Tracy
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”Albert Einstein
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”Estee Lauder
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back, and you’ve climbed a mountain.”Tom Hiddleston
“Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.”Denis Waitley
“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow, we always win out.”Ronald Reagan
“I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.”Will Smith
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”Theodore Roosevelt
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”Karen Lamb
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”John Wooden
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”Michelle Obama
“I’m not the next anyone- I’m the first.”Maria Sharapova
“This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”Mark Zuckerberg
“Life is short, the art long.”Hippocrates
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”Anonymous
“To reach a port, we must sail Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.”Franklin Roosevelt
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”Steve Jobs
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action step.”Confucius
These are just a handful of my favorite quotes about goal setting. Passion is the act of working tirelessly for something we value. Therefore, create an objective for yourself and work toward achieving it. In the meantime, share these quotes with your team and network to inspire them!