Quotes are good as they can provide the inspiration one needs to set and accomplish goals. When the going gets tough, reflecting on what someone said can be the guiding point you need to keep moving. Below I share some quotes that can help and motivate you as you set your goals.
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible”
“A goal properly set is half way reached”
Goals allow us to create the future we desire for ourselves. When you take time to envision what you want and then put your vision on paper, you are taking a step in the right direction. Your vision can only come to life when you put in place a plan (goals) for it. Last week, we looked at how you can set goals effectively and accomplish them. Do not leave your future to chance, now is the time to create the future you want.
“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream”
Never let time or age be a hindrance to you setting a goal. As long as you are still alive, everyday presents an opportunity to go after what you desire your life to be. What you need to remember is that if others have done it you can too.
When I was a little girl my mother asked me to do something. Although I did my best I was unable to accomplish the task. I went back to her and said it had refused. There and then she taught me a life lesson. She said unless something talked back to you and said I have refused never give up trying you will soon find the solution. It is this that I offer you today. Do not let your age discourage you from dreaming and then going after your goals.
“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”
“You do not learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing and falling over”
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”
Many times what holds some people from setting goals or taking action on the goals they have set is the fear of failure. However, from the quotes above of some of the people who have tried and failed but kept going we learn that failure is inevitable. The next time you begin to feel fear wanting to stop you from accomplishing your goals just remember when you fail there is always a second chance for you to try again.
“The future rewards those who press on. I do not have time to feel sorry for myself and complain. I am going to press on”
“If something is important even if the odds are against you, you should still do it”
In addition to fear, there are many other obstacles that you may encounter on the journey to accomplishing your goals. Instead of letting those obstacles derail you choose to let them propel you instead. Focus on the positive and celebrate the small wins that you make along the way. Soon the small wins will turn into the accomplishment of your goal.
“If you set goals and go after them with all determination you can master, your gifts will take you to places that will amaze you”
I like to believe that each one of us is blessed with skills and abilities that are peculiar to us. God intended that we use our gifts to live a fulfilled life. We read in Proverbs 18:16 (KJV) that “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men” When you learn what your gifts are and use them to your advantage, you will be able to accomplish much in life. The ball is in your court do the work and discover your gifts then let them take you to places that will astonish you.
“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine”
“It always seems impossible until it is done”
Sometimes, the journey to achieving your goals is never a smooth one. There will be hills and valleys but like these two quotes remind us, one day the day comes when what you desired becomes a reality. Just keep focused and keep pressing on.
” You can only become accomplished at something you love. Do not make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cannot take their eyes off you”
The world today rewards talent and creativity. Many people have left corporate jobs to stay home with their families and do what they love. In the world of blogging many people report having began profiting from doing what they love. Set goals that are geared towards allowing you to do what you love and work with excellence. Your bank account will thank you for this.
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks”
” 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”
“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”
Effectively setting goals allows us to put in place a plan of what we want to achieve. Success only comes when you go after the plans you have made. In life good plans and intention count for nothing unless you take action on them. I always say, “action is what will produce your desired results”. Take action on your goals and enjoy the success that comes with it.
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score”
“Written goals transform you from a wandering generality to a meaning specific”
“Successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless they know where they want to go and what they want to be or do”
Norman Vincent Peale
Goals tend to focus you in a particular direction and program you for success. Without goals you are simply going through life and hoping that the best will come to you. Avoid being such a person, instead take control of your life and set goals then work hard to achieve them.
I would like to know if you have any quotes that motivate you on your goal setting journey. Please share them in the comments section.