This month on the blog we are focusing on succeeding with goals, so what better way to start out than by offering 51 quotes for goal setting to get you inspired! Goals are the first step in changing dreams into reality, and a lot goes into success! This post is meant to encourage you, wherever you are on your journey.

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Happiness Quotes for Goal Setting

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~Albert Einstein

In all things that you do, consider the end.” ~Solon

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

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 want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” ~Andrew Carnegie

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” ~Benjamin E. Mays

In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” ~Sid Caesar

In the end, people will judge you anyway, so don’t live our life impressing other — live your life impressing yourself.” ~Eunice Camacho Infante

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~Joshua Marine

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ~Ernest Hemingway

Success Quotes for Goal Setting

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” ~Michael Korda

If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” ~Source unknown

It’s important to set your own goals and work hard to achieve them.” ~Yuichiro Miura

The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.” ~Michelangelo

A goal properly set is halfway reached.” ~Zig Ziglar

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~Tony Robbins

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” ~Brian Tracy

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” ~Henry David Thoreau

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

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” ~George Whitefield

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas Edison

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Fulfillment Quotes for Goal Setting

You should set goals beyond your reach, so you always have something to live for.” ~Ted Turner

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

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

It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.” ~Stephen Kellogg

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” ~Mark Caine

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” ~Edmund Hillary

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Encouraging Quotes for Goal Setting

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream, precedes the goal.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” ~Lori Greiner

The going is the goal.” ~Horace Kallen

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise — it makes you stretch.” ~Mary Kay Ash

One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves.” ~Karen Casey

Don’t rush the process. Good things take time.” ~Unknown

A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistence.” ~Unknown

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” ~Sam Levenson

Planning Quotes for Goal Setting

If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.” ~Jill Koenig

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” ~Japanese Proverb

Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.” ~Tony Hsieh

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” ~Bo Bennett

Dreams don’t work unless you do.” ~Unknown

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.” ~Tim Blixseth

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” ~Jim Rohn

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

Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ~Diana Scharf

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Action quotes for Goal Setting

 “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.” ~Mario Cuomo

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

 “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.” ~Unknown

 “Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.” ~Amelia Earhart

A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” ~Bruce Lee

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