Goal setting quotes inspire and motivate you to achieve and accomplish more. They are powerful goal setting tools that reflect your personal vision and your beliefs.
"I was saying "I'm the greatest" long before I believed it."
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of."
"A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life."
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"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Short-term goals are the stepping stones to the bigger ones."
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"We are what we imagine ourselves to be."
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
"What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him."
Victor Frankl, Psychoanalyst & Concentration Camp Survivor
"I have learned this at least by my experiment: that 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
"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak, becomes a steppingstone in the path of the strong."
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. 'Which road do I take?' she asked. 'Where do you want to go?' was his response. 'I don't know,' Alice answered. 'Then,' said the cat, 'it doesn't matter.'"
Lewis Carroll, From Alice in Wonderland
While goal setting quotes inspire and motivate, setting SMART goals is a proven method to ensure that you set and achieve goals with success. S.M.A.R.T. goals is an acronym for setting goals that are specific, measurable, action orientated, realistic, and timely.
"A dream without a goal is just a wish."
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These inspirational goal setting quotes from leaders of industry, politics and academia, are sources of motivation and inspiration to achieve goal setting success.
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