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25 Goal Setting Quotes That Will Inspire You

Goals can push you to succeed, give you direction in life, and get you where you want to be. Whether it be a personal goal, a professional goal, or a financial goal, the important thing is not giving up.

It’s far too easy to set a goal and give up when you’re not seeing instant results – the key is to see it through and not be discouraged by setbacks.

Pretty much all successful people have set goals, experienced obstacles, but pushed through them. From entrepreneur billionaire Jeff Bezos to renowned artist Pablo Picasso, they’ve all been there.

Read on for some goal setting quotes that will inspire you to keep working on your goals.

 

1) “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” – Barack Obama

2) “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

3) “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” – Walt Disney

4) “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

5) “The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” – Mark Zuckerberg

6) “Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal.” – Brian Adams

7) “Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling

8) “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou

9) “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

10) “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey

11) “To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the “what is next”, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” – Mark Twain

12) “Sometimes, I shake if I have to do something that I’ve never done before –– maybe not noticeably, but inside. But I’ll do it, because I know it’s not an insurmountable task; I’ve done plenty of tasks in my life.” – Martha Stewart

13) “Every twist and turn in life is an opportunity to learn something new about yourself, your interests, your talents, and how to set and then achieve goals.” – Jameela Jamil

14) “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” – Diana Ross

15) “If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.” – Oscar Wilde

16) “Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali

17) “I have short goals—to get better every day, to help my teammates every day—but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.” – LeBron James

18) “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

19) “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” – Jeffrey Bezos

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

21) “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

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

23) “Cat – Where are you going?
Alice – Which way should I go?
Cat – That depends on where you are going.
Alice – I don’t know.
Cat – Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

24) “Sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand, and what you’ve been up there searching for forever, is in your hands. When you figure out love is all that matters after all it sure makes everything else seem so small.” – Carrie Underwood

25) “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.” – Pablo Picasso

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