25 of my favorite thought-provoking quotes about goals

These are 25 of my favorite quotes about goals setting and goal getting

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ― Bruce Lee

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” ― Sylvia Plath

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

A castle in the clouds

“Aim higher in case you fall short.” ― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

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

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” ― Louisa May Alcott

“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.” ― Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

“A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

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

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“What is considered impossible is someone else’s opinion. What is possible is my decision.” ― idowu koyenikan, All You Need Is a Ball: What Soccer Teaches Us about Success in Life and Business

“Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.” ― Gail Tsukiyama, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

two snails who have reached their goal on a brightly colored flower

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ― Michelangelo Buonarroti

“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” ― Robert Schuller

“If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.” ― Lou Holtz

“The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow.” ― Shannon Alder

“What do you mean I have to wait for someone’s approval?  I’m someone.  I approve.  So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.” ― Will Smith

A man with a sticky note covering his face. The sticky note says "Plan B" with the international symbol for "No" across it

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” ― Liz Smith

“From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.” ~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive’

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ” ― Will Rodgers, The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers in His Own Voice

“If life didn’t give you at least one person not wanting you to succeed then half of us would lose are motivation to climb that cliff, in order to prove them wrong.” ― Shannon Alder






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