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Achieving Big Goals Quotes


"People need BHAGs - big hairy audacious goals." - James C Collins

"The self-confidence one builds from achieving difficult things and accomplishing goals is the most beautiful thing of all." - Madonna Ciccone

"We need to set goals for ourselves. Start today...if you don't have any goals, make your first goal getting some goals. You probably won't start living happily ever after, but you may start living happily, purposefully, and with gratitude...Goals are gratitude in action. They give us the opportunity to build on what we already have. While achieving goals can be a lengthy process, we can learn to be grateful for each stage in the process of setting and meeting goals." - Melody Beattie

"An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life." - Kristi Yamaguchi

"The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without first taking some form of positive action toward its attainment." - Tony Robbins

"You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals." - Henry Sy

"You have to set big goals for yourself. And you have to put aside all the negativity in your life that tells you that if you came from a certain education or a certain family background that you can't achieve big goals. That's one of the things that America has." - Brian Tracy

"Whatever your (unfavorable) situation is, it is a good idea to ask yourself "WHAT YOU WOULD DO if you were free of it." An alcoholic's wife might wish her husband would stop drinking...On examination of her beliefs, she may discover she was frightened of not achieving her own goals and actually encouraged the alcoholism so she would not have to face her own failure." - Seth Roberts

"Don't worry about looking good - worry about achieving your goals." - Ray Dalio

"Have dreams/goals and never quit working toward achieving them." - Adam Rodriguez

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

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Zig Ziglar

"I realize that there are many variables outside my control in my quest, but focusing on the big goal down the road really motivates me. To help me stay focused, I set micro-goals such as races or training achievements that bring me one step closer to being at my best for major goals" - Lance Armstrong

"Set daily, monthly and long term goals and dreams. Don't ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it." - Nastia Liukin

"I'm not a big believer in long-term planning and far-off goals. In fact, I generally set 3-month and 6-month dreamlines. The variables change too much and in-the-future distance becomes an excuse for postponing action." - Tim Ferriss

"The final moment of success is often no more thrilling than taking off a heavy backpack at the end of a long hike. If you went on the hike only to feel that pleasure, you are a fool. Yet people sometimes do just this. They work hard at a task and expect some special euphoria at the end. But when they achieve success and find only moderate and short-lived pleasure, they ask is that all there is? They devalue their accomplishments as a striving after wind. We can call this the progress principle: Pleasure comes more from making progress toward goals than from achieving them." - Jonathan Haidt

"The more goals you set, the more goals you get." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Don't be afraid to dream of achieving the impossible." - Shalane Flanagan

"The value of achievement lies in the achieving." - Albert Einstein

"I traced the path I walk today and my goals are many. I think that I'm achieving my goals." - Elie Saab

"Priorities are the yearly goals that I'm most interested in achieving, then they become operationalized through weekly goals." - Robert Pozen

"The only way to reach your long range goals is through achieving your short range objectives." - Anonymous

"Find your spirit, and no challenge will keep you from achieving your goals." - Chris Penn

"Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one thousand percent!" - Brian Tracy

"The way you think either stands in your way or assists you in achieving your goals." - Michael Arndt

"Achieving meaningful goals requires that you commit your entire ass, not just one cheek." - Steve Pavlina

"Cristiano Ronaldo loves scoring goals. Only HE can achieve what he's achieving." - Toni Kroos

"There's nothing better than achieving your goals, whatever they might be." - Paloma Faith

"Goal-setting and achieving those goals - that's just what I do." - Lisa Leslie

"Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them." - Les Brown

"I enjoy hard work; I love setting goals and achieving them." - Jewel

"I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals." - Harvey Mackay

"I will set big goals for this country as president - some so large that the technology to reach them does not yet exist.""I will recruit new teachers and make new investments in rural schools, we'll connect all of America to 21st century technology and telecommunications." - Barack Obama

"I'm a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it's about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us." - Jack Canfield

"My goals were small. My goal was to become a big enough stand-up that I wouldn't have to do radio. I could sell out a club, which is like 300 seats. If I got big enough, I could sell before I got there, and I wouldn't have to get up at 6 in the morning to do radio. That was pretty much the dream. I had no idea I'd be playing Madison Square Garden or anything." - Chris Rock

"Goals have to be realistic and flexible." - Shannon Miller

"Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines." - Brian Tracy

"I don't usually set personal goals." - Tim Duncan

"Superficial goals lead to superficial results" - Attila the Hun

"The only way to deliver to the people who are achieving is to not burden them with the people who are not achieving." - James C Collins

"I love waking up every single day and going to fencing practice in the morning and just working hard and setting those big goals one after another, and achieving them, and wanting to do it again and again and again. There's no reason for me to stop." - Mariel Zagunis

"Big goals get big results. No goals gets no results or somebody else's results." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success." - David Joseph Schwartz

"The only difference between the easy goals and the tough goals is your determination." - Jean Charest

"When we understand the best way to achieve all our goals is to assist others in achieving their goals, we will find the key to lasting happiness." - Neale Donald Walsch

"The real value of setting and achieving goals lies not in the rewards you receive, but in the person you become as a result of reaching your goals." - Robin S. Sharma

"I consider parenting skills, those skills that help children: (1) develop clear and important goals; and (2) figure out flexible and persistent ways of achieving their goals." - Timothy Carey

"You have your goals. They may be small goals or they may be large goals. As you strive to achieve your goals, sometimes your conditions change and your goals will change as well." - Jean Charest

"I swear, there is no chemical drug out there that can reproduce the feelings you have of achieving your goals." - Greg Plitt

"If your goals aren't synced with the substance of your heart, then achieving them won't matter much." - Danielle LaPorte

"Sometimes small setbacks are just blessings in disguise. They enhance your determination and whole-hearted dedication to achieving your goals." - Robert Cheeke

"Why fear feedback? Why stigmatize failure in the workplace when it's bringing you closer to achieving your organizational goals." - Kevin Kelly

"Achieving conventional goals, such as profits and joy, with unconventional methods, such as investing energy instead of money." - Jay Conrad Levinson

"If your goals are' synced with the substance of your heart, then achieving them wo' matter much." - Danielle LaPorte

"Hand washing is the first basic step towards achieving any millennium goals for development. It saves lives." - Kajol

"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them." - Og Mandino

"Politics is the art of achieving prestige and power without merit." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Individual glory is insignificant when compared to achieving victory as a team." - Dot Richardson

"Realize that the hardest step in achieving anything is making a true commitment." - Tony Robbins

"Face each day with the expectation of achieving good, rather than the dread of falling short." - Shannon Miller

"He tries to show each person how much they are capable of achieving." - Paulo Coelho

"They are achieving nothing, they are suffering from casualties. Those casualties are increasing, not decreasing" - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"The best way to stop girls achieving anything is to force them to achieve everything." - Laurie Penny

"A classical education enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving." - Russell Green

"Immigrants have faced huge obstacles to achieving the American Dream, yet have persevered to overcome them." - Charles Rangel

"Senator [Ben] Sanders and I share some very big progressive goals. I've been fighting for universal healthcare for many years, and we're now on the path to achieving it. I don't want us to start over again. I think that would be a great mistake, to once again plunge our country into a contentious debate about whether we should have and what kind of system we should have for healthcare." - Hillary Clinton

"The only way to accomplish big results is to think big and set big goals." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Have goals so big your problems pale in comparison." - Grant Cardone

"I have some real big goals with England." - Kevin Pietersen

"It's exciting setting goals and moving forward with them." - Scott Peterson

"With goals you can create the future in advance." - Tony Robbins

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives." - Denis Waitley

"The ego can exist only with goals, ambitions, desires." - Rajneesh

"Politics is the art of achieving political goals - of achieving what is possible in a given situation - that is, in a situation that has its conditions and its limits." - Adam Michnik

"There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity." - Buck Rodgers

"Achieving the right to basic education for all is thus one of the biggest moral challenges of our times." - Koichiro Matsuura

"Moving ourselves to the background and others to the foreground is evidence that the (spiritual) search is achieving its purpose." - Arianna Huffington

"Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyones responsibility." - Ban Ki-moon

"No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs." - Paulo Coelho

"What I love most about achieving whatever Ive achieved is that the Seattle Seahawks follow me on Twitter!" - Ross Mathews

"We need not fear any isms if our democracy is achieving the ends for which it was established ..." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"By deceiving one another through false assumptions and misrepresentations there has been, in reality, a great lapse and delay in achieving the real goals." - Dalai Lama

"Do you want to know what one of the secrets to achieving all of your goals is? You"ve got to be committed." - Steve Backley

"With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about." - Brian Tracy

"Setting goals is the first important step in achieving success in an activity. It's a reminder of what you are working towards." - Peter Vanderkaay

"It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals." - Craig Reucassel

"Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. "Focus on your potential instead of your limitations." - Alan Loy McGinnis

"I came to realize that visualizing, projecting yourself into a successful situation, is the most powerful means there is of achieving personal goals." - Leonard Lauder

"All I can say is that the only person that can stop you from achieving your goals is yourself. If you believe, then everyone else will too." - Denise Bidot

"Do you want to know what one of the secrets to achieving all of your goals is? You've got to be committed." - Steve Backley

"The challenge of life is regretless decision making, relentless pursuit of vision with faith, forgiving others, enduring pain with a smile & achieving goals with an extra MILE" - Sujit Lalwani

"The greatest change to go from average to fortune is not so much an increase in knowledge, but rather, a change in our emotions about achieving our goals." - Jim Rohn

"What debaters in ivory towers often fail to realize is that when it comes to achieving well-defined goals, both theism and atheism can work" - Varadaraja V. Raman

"Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. "Focus on your potential instead of your limitations." - Alan Loy McGinnis

"You should never worry too much about achieving your goals, because in the long run you might not find yourself too happy when you get there." - Chad Channing

"It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals." - Craig Bruce

"But effective regulation at the European Union level can make a massive contribution to achieving our shared goals of improving competitiveness, jobs and growth." - John Hutton

"I've never competed in powerlifting. But my goals weren't to be a powerlifter. My goals were to pack on size and get big, big, big." - Kai Greene

"Two or three years ago, every game I want to score. And after I score a goal I have a spark and I'm so happy I want more. Now I'mkind of different. I'm not saying I lost my spark - I still have it - but I don't chase the goal as much as I used to. I'm playing for the team andI still know I can score, but it's different than two or three years back.Look at great teams like Detroit a couple of years ago; they winthe Stanley Cup and guys only score 25 goals, nobody has a really big season. You have to play defense, that's how you win." - Peter Bondra

"I think the big thing for Simple Plan is that we were able to keep the band members, the same five guys, the same lineup from the start. That's not easy. We grew up together. We're friends. We come from the same world. We've always had the same dreams and goals. I think we realized, as the years go by, how precious it is to have that, to build that, to see so many bands break up... it makes us realize how different we are to all that. We're really proud of that." - Chuck Comeau

"I fully endorse the millennial goals to make (hunger) history, ... Those are big goals, but it's do-able." - George Mcgovern

"I find that goal setting, when done this way, leads to goal achieving. The chronic failure to achieve goals lowers self-esteem. Show me a failure to achieve a goal, and usually I can show you the violation of one or more of the above criteria. Imposed goals, vague goals, and unrealistic goals tend to produce only partial successes and outright failures." - Neal A Maxwell

"Big dreams turn into big things." - Meek Mill

"People who come to Canada and have big dreams are really achieving something special from an entrepreneurial perspective." - Joe Mimran

"I'm a big believer in overcoming and achieving and doing things and not feeling sorry for yourself." - Drew Carey

"Achieve self-mastery over your thoughts, and constantly direct them toward your goals and objectives. Learn to focus your attention on the goals that you want to achieve and on finding ways to achieve those goals." - Napoleon Hill

"If you do not have goals of your own you are doomed forever to work to achieve the goals of someone else." - Brian Tracy

"Set goals - high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good." - Bear Bryant

"I'm a big competitor." - Kevin Durant

"Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. If you can't learn to forgive, you can forget about achieving true success in your life." - Wayne Dyer

"First I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon." - John F Kennedy

"The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move." - John Wooden

"Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance." - Taisen Deshimaru

"The young intellectuals are all chanting, "Revolution, Revolution," but I say the revolution will have to start in our homes, by achieving equal rights for women." - Qiu Jin

"Drop all ideas of achieving in meditation, just do it naturally; what happens happens on its own. One day, effortlessly, everything starts happening by itself." - Rajneesh

"Today's workplace has become heartless and soulless. Employees are seen as units of labour, automatons, functionaries, objects for achieving designated tasks, and as costs to be minimised." - Tim Field

"If you are determined and confident, there is nothing in this great existence that can stop you from achieving what you want." - Zinedine Zidane

"Frankly, we doubt the veracity and seriousness of the United States in regard to achieving results that would be acceptable to both sides in Geneva." - Dmitriy Ustinov

"The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment." - Tony Robbins

"Set goals so big that unless God helps you, you will be a miserable failure." - Bill Bright

"Stretch your goals... In other words, think big and think far off." - Sara Genn

"Not in his goals but in his transitions, man is great." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want about my assists." - Wayne Gretzky

"Violence is an admission that one's ideas and goals cannot prevail on their own merits." - Edward Kennedy

"Do not measure your life by your goals but what you are doing to achieve them." - Peter Drucker

"Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much, you won't become much." - Jim Rohn

"True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals." - C S Lewis

"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals." - Brian Tracy

"Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Goals are simply a way of breaking a vision into smaller, workable units." - Nido R Qubein

"Stay focused, ignore the distractions, and you will accomplish your goals much faster." - Joel Osteen

"Making excuses is not going to get me any closer to my goals." - Ali Vincent

"Thats one of my real goals is to keep theater in my life." - Finn Wittrock

"I see my goals as personal and I always have. That's just been how I've worked." - Michael Phelps

"With definite goals you release your own power, and things start happening." - Zig Ziglar

"An exercise of moral imagination helps companies further goals of its members." - Ted Malloch

"Leadership, in other words, is a matter of character, not goals." - Ted Malloch

"You need people who score goals. That's how you win games" - Michael Owen

"Success isn't about winning everything; it's about achieving your dream, be that teaching middle school or flying jets. And no matter what we as individual women want, no matter what our goals, we have to support one another." - Zosia Mamet

"I love being part of something that is working toward a greater goal, and there's no more satisfaction in life than achieving those goals as a team and being a part of that team." - Jim Harbaugh

"Mutual commitment helps overcome the fear of failure-especially when people are part of a team sharing and achieving goals. It also sets the stage for open dialogue and honest conversation." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Greatness as a leader is measured in part by your willingness to accept daunting challenges. Achieving tough goals requires practicing the secret of commitment: Risk all to win all." - Toyotomi Hideyoshi

"We can call this "the progress principle": Pleasure comes more from making progress toward goals than from achieving them. Shakespeare captured it perfectly: "Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing."" - Jonathan Haidt

"Success isn't about winning everything; it's about achieving your dream, be that teaching middle school or flying jets. And no matter what we as individual women want, no matter what our goals, we have to support one another." - Zosia Mamet

"If you do' take the time to get really clear about exactly what it is you're trying to accomplish, then you're forever doomed to spend your life achieving the goals of those who do." - Steve Pavlina

"If you don't take the time to get really clear about exactly what it is you're trying to accomplish, then you're forever doomed to spend your life achieving the goals of those who do." - Steve Pavlina

"I've got the 30 drive right now. You turn 30, I don't know, life is exciting again; thirties is when you've got it all figured out. You start reaching some of your goals, and achieving some great things." - Aaron Rodgers

"We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope we get to death without being badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams." - Bob Proctor


"Snowboarding was everything that I knew. That's what I did and I poured everything I had into it. I thought that being successful and achieving my goals would go hand-in-hand with being happy." - Kelly Clark



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