The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever 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.
You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.
I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best.
Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Arnold H. Glasgow
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.
Charles C. Noble
My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out
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.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
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.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.
If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings.
Susan Polis Schultz
You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.
Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
David Joseph Schwartz
Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
Goals help focus you on areas in both your personal and professional life that are important and meaningful, rather than being guided by what other people want you to be, do, or accomplish.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.
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