Goal Quotes

In my opinion, the best of the goal quotes is this:

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don’t believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them” – George Bernard Shaw.

Goal setting quotes inspire success

How many of us sit back and wait for things to happen?  

I was listening to Karren Brady being interviewed (one of the top UK businesswomen and really quite inspirational).  It was hard work for her to find her work/life balance early on, and she always had a very strong work ethic, but her father taught her the same goal setting quote as the George Bernard Shaw one above – “you’ve got to go out and get it, it won’t come to you”.   What wise words those were.

Many of the goal quotes that you can find should really be pushed out to the youth of today, in schools, colleges and general life, because I do believe that they are lulled into a false sense of security as far as job employment is concerned.    Many think they are going to be able to walk into any job they want, no sweat, and no hard work to get there.

But they need to remember, as do most of us, that:

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” – Beverly Sills.

If you are going to succeed at anything in life, however big or small, you need to have goals – you just cannot afford to be like a ship without a rudder.

If you look around you and see successful people and wonder how they have become successful, I can guarantee you that all have set goals.  The unsuccessful people (even those that work long and hard but never seem to get anywhere) are the ones without goals.

In short you cannot blame others and/or circumstancres for where you today.  You can only look at yourself and ask WHY you are where you are today, and HOW you can move forward.    By setting a goal, you will understand exactly where you are heading.

Goal quotes for determination

As Earl Nightingale so accurately points out in

The strangest secret

“We become what we think about” which brings me on to this goal quote by Zig Ziglar.

“If you want to reach a goal, you must “see the reaching” in your own mind before actually arriving at your goal”.

If you can’t “see” what it is you want to achieve, your subconscious mind won’t work for you in helping you achieve your goal.  Negativity will get the better of you and your dream will be exactly that – a dream, but one that was never realised.  Use some of these goal quotes to inspire you to take the necessary action now.

If we become what we thing about, then it stands to reason that if you can’t “see or think” about your goal, then there will be no reward.

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea buried deep in our subconscious will direct us along the path to its fulfilment” – Earl Nightingale.

If you have no goal, if you are rudderless and are drifting along in life, then you won’t be in the habit of “going out and getting it”.  It’s there for the taking, but only if you decide to take the opportunity to put in the work and effort to attain it.

“There is no achievement without goals” – Robert J McKaine

Goals need attitude

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude” – Thomas Jefferson.

Have you ever come across negative minded people?  If you have then you’ll know how draining and exhausting they can be.  Setting a goal about your daily attitude, about having a positive mental attitude, will be one of the most important decisions you make in your life.

The person with the wrong attitude is “going nowhere”.  You know that is a fact.  Decide where it is you want to go.  Set the correct goals and use these quotes on goals to help you establish your right attitude.

Achieving goals comes from hard work

Nothing in life is handed to you on a plate.  You have to make it happen.  You can’t sit on your backside and hope something great is going to drop into your lap.

“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” – Vince Lombardi.

“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey towards the goal we’ve established for ourselves.  It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep.  It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.”  Earl Nightingale.

You will never come across any successful person who hasn’t got to where they are by not working hard and achieving what they set out to achieve.

If you find setting goals a difficult task, why not read more on having a goal setting program.  Having goal quotes written out in front of you, maybe on your computer, or fridge, or bathroom mirror, you’ll find you get inspiration and courage to continue on your goal setting journey.

“You can find inspiration from others but determination is solely your responsibility” – Dodinskey

You will need a strong attitude to achieve your ambitions and goals, and to realise that you can reach the limits you desire, but only if you believe in yourself.    And quotes about goals should now make you reliase that you are not alone in your goalsetting – as I’ve said many times before, you need goals to get to where you want to be (wherever that may be).  Every successful person has got to where they are today by setting little step by step goals.

Finally I’d like to leave you with these goal quotes and thoughts that if you truly want to achieve greater things in life, you will need to push yourself out of your comfort zone and into an area of your life which you may well feel uncomfortable with. 

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” – T S  Elliot

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.  My strength lies solely in my tenacity” – Louis Pasteur.


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