Goal Setting Quotes: Some Rarely Seen and Some Classics

Do you love a good quote to perk up the spirits? Check out some of my favourite goal setting quotes...

Below you'll find some goal setting quotes that'll leave you inspired and ready to challenge yourself...

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Goal setting quotes that'll inspire you again and again

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time - Zig Ziglar

This lifetime will never come again; it is precious and irreplaceable. To live without regret, we must have a concrete purpose, continually setting goals and challenges for ourselves. And we need to keep moving towards those specific targets steadily and tenaciously, one step at a time. - Daisaku Ikeda

Defeat can be the cause of victory, and victory the cause of defeat - Josei Toda

When you devote yourself to your goal, you will not be bothered by shallow criticism. Nothing important can be accomplished if you allow yourself to be swayed by some trifling matter, always looking over your shoulder and wondering what others are saying or thinking. The key to achievement is to move forward along your chosen path with a firm determination. - Daisaku Ikeda 

Life moves towards the direction our mind aims it in. A goal activates our minds and bodies; it stimulates wisdom and energy from within. - Daisaku Ikeda

A goal is not always meant to be reached, It often serves simply as something to aim at. - Bruce Lee 

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives - Victor Frankl

Make goals. Whether big or small, work towards realising them. You must be serious about your goals -you'll get nowhere if you treat them like jokes. An earnest, dedicated spirit shines like a diamond and moves people's hearts. That is because a brilliant flame burns within" - Daisaku Ikeda

The resolve to accomplish your goals is what counts. If you earnestly put your mind to something, your brain, your body, your environment - everything - will start working towards achieving that end. - Daisaku Ikeda

I have learned, that is one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life he imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours - Henry David Thoreau

To advance towards our dreams cheerfully, to courageously work towards achieving them - this is what gives sublime meaning and value to our lives. - Daisaku Ikeda

A goal is a dream with a deadline - Napoleon Hill

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

Anyone who has ever made a resolution discovers that the strength of that determination fades in time. The moment you feel that is when you should make a fresh determination. Tell yourself, "OK! I will start again from now!" If you fall seven times, get up an eighth. Don't give up when you feel discouraged - just pick yourself up and renew your determination each time - Daisaku Ikeda

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.  C.S. Lewis

The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead, to let the life within us wither. Towards what goal or achievement are we striving in life? This is the important question to ask ourselves - Daisaku Ikeda

It's not about others; it's about you winning, and winning over yourself. By doing so, you will provide inspiration and encouragement to all around you - Daisaku Ikeda

Why I love a good quote, and you should too!

The thing to remember about the goal setting quotes above is this...

Are we open enough to at least try first? To experience?

Once you've experience the quote in reality, once you've lived it and realised for yourself it's truth, your words will ring with the conviction that can only come from personal realisation.

In contrast, the hollow words of understanding something theoretically but without experience to back it up are unlikely to move a single person.

If this tells you anything it is that you must act... experience first hand... As quotes about goals are often about taking action this is all the more true. The goal setting quotes above can be considered the very tip of the iceberg.

How important is the development of your character to you in life?

The reason those few simple words can carry with it incredible influence, conviction, and confidence, is due to the massive body of ice under the water, which can be considered a person experiences or their life itself.

A few simple words have the power to change a persons life when they are spoken based on actual experience and are therefore straight from the heart. To become someone of integrity, you must experience things for yourself.

So what can you do right this second to get started? 

1. Simply write down something you want to do, or some result you want to see.
2. Write down when you want to do it or see it by.
3. Check that it can be measured so you know when you have completed it.
4. Stick it up somewhere you see it every day and can't miss it.
5. Enjoy the motivation you have just created and let me know how it goes in the comments :-)

Happy Wise Goal Setting!


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