The best sayings and quotes to achieve your goals

There are many things in life that you don’t want to leave to chance. So why should you do it with life itself? Setting goals is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Many well-known and also less well-known people came to this conclusion in the course of the years and centuries. Learn from their inspirational and motivational quotes.

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"If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else". – Lawrence J. Peter

"People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. – Earl Nightingale

"All successful people have a goal. No one accomplishes anything unless they know where they want to go and what they want to be or do. " – Norman Vincent Peale

"You need a plan to build a house. In order to build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or a goal." – Zig Ziglar

"To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not anchor – sail, not drift." – Franklin Roosevelt

"If a man does not know which port he is heading for, no wind is the right wind. – Seneca

"All successful people, men and women, are great dreamers. They imagine what their future could look like, ideal in every way, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, goal or purpose." – Brian Tracy

"Give me a storekeeper with a goal, and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I’ll give you a storekeeper." – J.C. Penney

Knowing your goal is the first step to actively shaping your life. And it’s important to shape your own life – because if you don’t, someone else probably will.

"If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you will fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." – Jim Rohn

"By writing down 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." – Mark Victor Hansen

Inspirational Quotes About Goals

A goal is more than just a direction. It’s a source of motivation, a shining north star that keeps you going even when progress is sluggish. It should inspire you and also the people around you whose support you will need. Well chosen, it is a lasting source of motivation and inspiration. So here are more inspirational sayings and quotes:

"A goal is a dream with a deadline." – Napoleon Hill

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare." – Japanese proverb

"Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement." – Brian Tracy

"You have to keep in mind that the tragedy of life is not that you don’t achieve your goal. The tragedy lies in not having goals to achieve." – Benjamin E. May’s

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." – Tony Robbins

"You don’t know a good archer by his arrows, but by his aim." – Thomas Fuller

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do it." – Steve Jobs

"If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should do it anyway." – Elon Musk

"The question I ask myself almost every day is: ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing??’" – Mark Zuckerberg

"Imagine your own universe, create it and believe in it, and the universe will form around you". – Tony Hsieh

"A dream becomes a goal when worked towards its realization." – Bo Bennett

"There are only two rules to be successful. First, figure out exactly what you want to do, and second, do it." – Mario Cuomo

"What would you try to do if you knew you couldn’t fail?" – Robert H. Schuller

"It’s never too late to be who you could have been." – George Eliot

"I don’t want to go to the end of my life and find that I’ve only lived the length of my life. I also want to have lived the breadth of my life." – Diane Ackerman

"Sitting back and letting fate play its hand and never influencing it is not the way man should act." – John Glenn

Sayings about big goals

Don’t be modest in your goal setting. Something that is easily doable is not a goal, it is a task. Tasks do not inspire. Think big and leave a dent in the universe.

"We are here to make a dent in the universe. Why else would we be here in the first place?" – Steve Jobs (actually not quite – see the background to this quote)

"Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you aim at an object that is on the same plane as yourself." – J. Howes

"Aim out of the ballpark." – David Ogilvy

"Think small goals and expect small successes. Think big goals and achieve big successes." – David Joseph Schwartz

Motivational Quotes

You can do it! No, seriously – you can. Most people are capable of much more than they think they are. If you need a little motivation boost, the following quotes and sayings will help:

"The only goals you don’t achieve in life are the goals you don’t set for yourself." – Matt Fox

"It always seems impossible until it is done." – Nelson Mandela

"A goal properly set is already half achieved." – Zig Ziglar

"If you set goals and pursue them with all the determination you can muster, your talents will take you to places that will amaze you." – Les Brown

"One part at a time, one day at a time we can achieve any goal we set for ourselves." – Karen Casey

"You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to get started, you will." – Stephen King

"It’s never too late to be who you could have been." – George Eliot

"When you get clear on the what, the how will be taken care of." – Jack Canfield

"Most impossible goals can be achieved simply by breaking them down into bite-sized pieces, writing them down, believing in them, and working at them full force as if they were routine." – Don Lancaster

Quotes to help you achieve your goals

Steve Jobs said the journey is the reward – but maybe arriving wouldn’t be so bad either. So here are a few more Sayings about achieving goals:

"The only limit to the size of your accomplishments is the scope of your dreams and your willingness to work for them." – Michelle Obama

"A goal is not always meant to be achieved. It often just serves as something to strive for." – Bruce Lee

"Be both practical and generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground." – Theodore Roosevelt

"I know that when I’m 60, I should try to achieve personal goals other than those that were priorities when I was 20 years old." – Warren Buffett

"If we have a goal and a plan and are willing to take risks and make mistakes and work as a team, we can decide to tackle the big challenges." – Scott Kelly

"A person should set their goals as early as possible and put all their energy and talent into getting there. With enough effort he can achieve it. Or it may find something even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know that he has lived." – Walt Disney

"It always seems impossible until it’s done." – Nelson Mandela

"Never give up. It’s the easiest backtrack in the world. Set a goal and don’t give up until you reach it. When you reach it, set another goal and don’t stop until you reach it. Never give up." – Bear Bryant

"Success is the gradual realization of a worthy goal or ideal." – Earl Nightingale

"If it’s worth having a goal, it’s worth reserving the time in your daily life necessary to achieve it." – Jill Koenig

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

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments." – Jim Roh

"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It’s deciding how you’re going to achieve it and sticking to that plan." – Tom Landry

"An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan." – Warren Buffet

Life Goals Quotes

Goals come in many categories. career goals, personal goals, financial goals – and more. If you really want to think big – which you should! – you need to think about your life goals. Take inspiration from famous (and not so famous) people on how to use goal setting to take control of yourself and your life.

"If life bores you – 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 dominates your thoughts, releases your energy, and raises your hopes." – Andrew Carnegie

"It’s never too late to be who you could have been." – George Eliot

"Your goals are the roadmaps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life." – Les Brown

"If you want to achieve a goal, you need to understand why you want to achieve it. This is crucial. You need to do this process for every goal you set for yourself." – Michael S. Dobson.

"Setting goals allows you to paint a vision of what you want for your future." – Catherine Pulsifer

"Goal setting is a powerful tool and process to keep you motivated. When effective goals are set, a giant step has been taken toward the life you desire." – K.C. Rowntree

"Goals give us purpose, which in turn motivates us to make the most of ourselves in all aspects of our lives." – Hannah Bronfman

"Goals determine what you will be." – Julius Erving

"Goals give you a compass to guide your way through life. Goals focus your thoughts and actions in areas that have a precise purpose and meaning." – Katharina Pulsifer

"To unlock and unleash your full potential, make it a habit to set daily goals and achieve them for the rest of your life." – Brian Tracy

How you achieve your goals

Have these sayings and quotes inspired you to tackle your goals with renewed energy? Focality helps you achieve your dreams with deep planning, reflection and data-driven insights. Design your life consciously and proactively. Focus on what is important. Improve yourself, become more successful and balanced.

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