Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
In life, the first thing you must do is decide what you really want. Weigh the costs and the results. Are the results worthy of the costs? Then make up your mind completely and go after your goal with all your might
Find out where you are at, where you are going and build a plan to get there.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
You perform at your best when you are working continually on high-priority goals and objectives.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Choose the mountain you want to climb: don't pay attention to what other people say, such as "that one's more beautiful" or "this one's easier". You'll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach your objective, so you're the only one responsible and you should be sure of what you're doing.
Never leave the site of a goal without first taking some form of positive action towards its attainment. Right now, take a moment to define the first steps you must take to achieve some goal. What can you do today to move forward?
Achieve self-mastery over your thoughts, and constantly direct them toward your goals and objectives. Learn to focus your attention on the goals that you want to achieve and on finding ways to achieve those goals.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
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.
We'd achieve more if we chase the dream instead of the competition.
The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It's never outside.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can't have it.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Set too many goals and keep adding more goals. Goals have a tendency to be realized all at once.
To get momentum, you must first focus on a specific goal with passion and intensity.
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