A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
Goals determine what you're going to be.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.
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.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
You have to know what you want to get it.
The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you're willing to work.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
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.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future,and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Happiness isn't a goal. It's a by-product.
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
If you can dream it, you can make it so.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
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