If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.
The establishment of a clear, central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
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.
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.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.
A goal is a dream with a timeframe on it.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them.
An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
A goal is a dream with a finish line.
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
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