Quotes And Sayings About Achieving Your Goals

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Victor Cousins

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey

Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Samuel Butler

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne

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

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning

Your goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight.
Denis Waitley and Remi Witt

I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done.
Rachel Carson

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.
C. H. Parkhurst

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Aldous Huxley

If you don’t know where you are going,
you’ll end up someplace else.
Yogi Berra

He who would arrive at the appointed end must follow a single road and not wander through many ways.

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.

In all things that you do, consider the end.

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl

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

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
Richard Monckton Milnes

To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.
Franklin Roosevelt

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.

However brilliant an action may be, it should not be accounted great when it is not the result of a great purpose.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim.
Thomas Fuller

The going is the goal.
Horace Kallen

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

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Author Unknown

Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
David Ogilvy

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist.
J. Paul Getty

No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it.
Jean de La Bruyère

Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began where he stood to put his dream into action, and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality.
Practical dreamers do not quit.
Napoleon Hill

Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
Aldous Huxley

Dreams seldom materialize on their own.
Dian Fossey

The hand that follows intellect can achieve.

Vigilance in watching opportunity; tact and daring in seizing upon opportunity; force and persistence in crowding opportunity to its utmost of possible achievement — these are the martial virtues which must command success.
Austin Phelps

Happiness, it turns out, is not the result of having it all but of appreciating what you have and enjoying the process of continual achievement.
Dan Baker

Whatsoever the mind has ordained for itself, it has achieved.

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.
Mahatma Gandhi

The secret of all great undertakings is hard work and self-reliance.
Gustavus F. Swift

Shallow men believe in luck, strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.
Alexander Hamilton

Success is sweet, the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats.
A. Bronson Alcott

Much we learn only to forget it again; to stand by the goal, we must traverse all the way to it.

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The hardest thing is to get started, but the really hardest thing is to finish.
Yogi Berra

Great men are the modellers, patterns, and in a wide sense creators, of whatsoever the general mass of men contrived to do and attain.

If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike thou in swift with all boldness; the noble heart that understands and seizes quick hold of opportunity can achieve everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe