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Attaining Your Goal Quotes


"Wisdom is the power to see, and the inclination to choose, the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it." - J I Packer

"Desire is our imprisonment. The man who wants nothing, who is absolutely contented as he is, is free of all bondage. He has attained to ultimate freedom, nirvana - and that is the goal of life. And it is only by attaining that freedom that you will know the significance of being, the song of being, the celebration of being. Your life will become a continuous bliss, and not only that YOU will be blissful, you will be able to bless others too. The whole existence will be blessed by you, by your very presence." - Rajneesh

"The state of self-realization, as we call it, is not attaining something new or reaching some goal which is far away, but simply being that which you always are and which you always have been." - Ramana Maharshi

"In your thinking be a goal setter, but in your actions be a goal getter." - Barry Gallagher

"It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal" - Carol Alt

"It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal." - Carol Alt

"Carry your most important goal in your wallet"." - Jack Canfield

"Your fervent wishes can only find fulfillment if you succeed in attaining love and understanding of men, and animals, and plants, and stars, so that every joy becomes your joy and every pain your pain." - Albert Einstein

"Failure isn't in not reaching your goal but in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin E Mays

"The goal isn't more money. The goal is living life on your terms." - Chris Brogan

"Attaining even mediocrity is often a struggle." - Mason Cooley

"Failure may be just a step toward your eventual goal." - Georgette Mosbacher

"Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting" - M Russell Ballard

"Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it." - Michael Friedsam

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin E Mays

"First you write down your goal; your second job is to break down your goal into a series of steps, beginning with steps which are absurdly easy." - Fitzhugh Dodson

"Your final goal is to convert your athletic swing to pure instinct rather than conscious thought." - David Leadbetter

"Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it." - Brian Tracy

"My goal in life is to be your best friend when you open your closet" - Diane Von Furstenberg

"As a husband, your love for your wife has a specific goal: her holiness." - Winston Smith

"Not only is holiness the goal of your redemption, it is necessary for your redemption" - Kevin Deyoung

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Hannah More

"To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal." - Abdul Kalam

"To be your best today, your only goal is to outperform the guy you were yesterday." - Martyn Rooney

"Keep your eye on the goal, keep moving toward your target." - T Harv Eker

"Seek perfection, and find joy in never attaining it." - Lupita Nyong'o

"Hand writing causes thinking - the repetition of writing your goal everyday will increase your awareness. The true purpose of a goal is to help you grow." - Bob Proctor

"The danger is not to set your goal too high and fail to reach it. It's to set your goal too low and reach it" - Georges St-Pierre

"If your goal is to be comfortable, chances are you'll never get rich. But if your goal is to be rich, chances are you'll end up mighty comfortable." - T Harv Eker

"What is appealing is the idea of attaining the unattainable and learning from it. Once you obtain a fantasy it becomes a reality, and that reality is not as exciting as your fantasy. Through the fantasies you learn to appreciate your own realities." - Ricardo Montalban

"Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight." - Anita DeFrantz

"To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent" - Johan Cruijff

"Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind." - Swami Muktananda

"Your goal is to launch an imperfect product and let people laugh at you." - Bo Sanchez

"It's only when you make the process your goal that the big dream can follow." - Oprah Winfrey

"Remember, your goal is to trade well, not to trade often." - Alexander Elder

"If you don't clarify your goal, you'll never identify the best approach." - Andy Stanley

"To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent." - Johan Cruijff

"The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become." - Brian Tracy

"The moment you put a deadline on your dream,it becomes a goal." - Harsha Bhogle

"When your goal is to gain experience, perspective, and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility" - Sophia Amoruso

"When you have accomplished your goal simply walk away. This is the path way to Heaven." - Laozi

"Set a goal so big that if you achieved it, it would blow your mind." - Rhonda Byrne

"Whatever your goal in life, the beginning is knowledge and experience" - Henry Ford

"Whatever you do, think of the Glory of God as your main goal." - John Bosco

"Take the best action toward your most important goal right now." - David Viscott

"The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self." - Dalai Lama

"All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal." - Ayn Rand

"The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it." - Mack R. Douglas

"When your entire life is focused around one goal and one goal only, and you have no other pursuits, it enables you to achieve enormous mastery." - Liz Garbus

"If your goal is to be the biggest movie star in the world, a 10-movie contract is gold. It was never my goal." - Chris Evans

"And you will, by the dignity of your Conduct, afford occasion for Posterity to say, when speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to Mankind, had this day been wanting, the World had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining." - George Washington

"Repeating an affirmation several times a day keeps you focused on your goal, strengthens your motivation, and programs your subconscious by sending an order to your crew to do whatever it takes to make that goal happen." - Jack Canfield

"I believe in mysticism, with an interior goal, and you are your own temple and your own priest." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"The goal of all your hard work should be to make your reality everyone else's fantasy land." - Martyn Rooney

"A habit is good if it helps you achieve your goal; it is bad if it hinders your achievement." - Douglas Merrill

"Obstacles are only in your view when you don't have a clear enough focus on your goal." - Mark Victor Hansen

"If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race - it's up to you." - Dave Scott

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. As in the words of Wayne Dyer, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Sometimes to know with certainty that a particular thing is "true", will actually be the very thing that keeps you from attaining the things you seek to achieve." - Mark Twain

"You yourself create all your misery, hour after hour, day after day. You think the goal justifies the means, even the vile means. You are wrong: The goal is in the path on which you arrive at it. Every step of today is your life of tomorrow. No great goal can be reached by vile means. That you have proven in every social revolution. The vileness or inhumanity of the path to the goal makes you vile or inhuman, and the goal unattainable." - Wilhelm Reich

"I come up short when I create music I don't like. The goal isn't to get into it to be famous; the goal is to perfect your craft and create your own sound." - Nikka Costa

"The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game." - Bobby Knight

"When you've got a solid commitment and solid objectives, you've got a much better chance of reaching your goal." - Zig Ziglar

"And if you give your heart to a goal, it will repay you. It's the law of the universe." - Bear Grylls

"Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it" - Confucius

"A goal or cause in life, will help you come out of your hunger for insatiable desires." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The moment you make the internal changes necessary to obtain your goal, the outside world changes instantly." - Chris Prentiss

"Whatever your goal in life, unless you develop a great urgency, what could be near will be far away." - Jaggi Vasudev

"If the goal is doing good stuff and working with your friends ... if you're doing that then you're succeeding." - Amy Poehler

"God is your very being. So the first thing is, don't think about enlightenment as a goal." - Rajneesh

"If the goal is doing good stuff and working with your friends ... if you're doing that then you're succeeding." - Amy Poehler

"Because your goal is a complete rough draft of a novel, and every rough draft, by being complete, is perfect." - Jane Smiley

"Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here." - Laozi

"Becoming a millionaire is not the end goal; your growth and development en-route is what matters." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." - Pamela Vaull Starr

"There are no means of attaining faith and certainty except through the Qur'an." - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

"Improve yourself by other men's writings thus attaining effortlessly what they acquired through great difficulty." - Socrates

"The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach without first attaining an understanding of compassion." - Socrates

"Love, Arthur, is a poodle's chance of attaining the infinite, and personally I have my pride." - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

"I noticed that difference early on, like if you were successful in rock 'n' roll, that was a really bad thing, you almost had to hide it. You had these guys selling 200 million records with dirty T-shirts on. I was like, 'Come on, man. Come on. We know you're successful.' Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you." - Jay-Z

"You cannot do a goal. Long-term planning and goal-setting must therefore be complemented by short-term planning. This kind of planning requires specifying activities. You can do an activity. Activities are steps along the way to a goal. Let's say you desire security. Putting $10.00 in the bank or talking to your stockbroker about your investment plans are activities that will move you toward your goal." - Alan Lakein

"The Goal is the keep the GOAL the GOAL" - Dan John

"Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose." - Hermann Hesse

"Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself." - Denis Waitley

"Every goal that you will ever pursue will require a plan of action. Whether you are pursuing your life's destiny or striving to obtain a particular goal, you must be able to see things as you desire them to be." - T D Jakes

"It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin E Mays

"My goal is to work. That's the goal of most actors or performers: to work and keep working, and do the best you can, and keep growing and changing, trying to improve your craft." - Michael Ian Black

"Every goal that you will ever pursue will require a plan of action. Whether you are pursuing your life's destiny or striving to obtain a particular goal, you must be able to see things as you desire them to be." - T D Jakes

"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

"My goal has always been to help people help themselves. Your body is your most priceless possession; you've go to take care of it!" - Jack Lalanne

"The goal in life is to live young, have fun, and arrive at your final destination as late as possible, with a smile on your face." - Jon Gordon

"Your goal, as a creative investor, is to launch your ship into financial orbit ... and then put it on automatic pilot." - Robert G Allen

"When your goal is to put on muscle mass you must increase your calorie intake as you increase the activity level being given to the muscle" - Lee Haney

"The most important thing is to figure out Your goal in life. If Your intentions and methods are correct, there is no way You will not achieve it." - Arjun Rampal

"Celebrate each accomplishment on your way to reaching your goal. Each challenge conquered whether large or small is a positive step to greatness." - Robert Cheeke

"You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks." - Deepak Chopra

"If you have no shame, and it's your goal to get people into bed, how much higher could your success rate possibly be?" - Stephen Malkmus

"Make your goal to attend to your underlying needs and to aim for a resolution so satisfying that everyone involved has their needs met also." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway" "A goal, A love and A dream give you total control over your body and your life" - John Wayne

"Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. And avoid contempt, both of others and of yourself: what seems bad to you in yourself is purified by the very fact that you have noticed it in yourself. And avoid fear, though fear is simply the consequence of every lie. Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love, and meanwhile do not even be very frightened by your own bad acts." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Achieving goals is a creative process. The first step in the creation of your primary goal takes place in your conscious mind. Through the aid of your senses and/or your imagination, you must form a very clear, concise image of yourself already in possession of your goal." - Bob Proctor

"Goal begins with "GO."" - Bil Keane

"The man who actually knows just what he wants in life has already gone a long way toward attaining it." - Napoleon Hill

"Great men's honor ought always to be measured by the methods they made use of in attaining it." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"There is only one way of attaining liberation and of obtaining the omniscience of enlightenment: following an authentic spiritual master." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"The Master would insist that the final barrier to our attaining God was the word and concept God." - Anthony De Mello

"Man can only be what he sees himself to be, and only attain what he sees himself attaining." - Florence Scovel Shinn

"The first step towards attaining a higher standard of holiness is to realize more fully the amazing sinfulness of sin." - J C Ryle

"Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can't get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, your not setting big enough goals." - Bob Proctor

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

"Success depends on how much you are willing to sacrifice, how much you are willing to alter your everyday life for a particular goal." - Bela Karolyi

"If your goal is to avoid pain and escape suffering, I would not advise you to seek higher levels of consciousness or spiritual evolution." - M Scott Peck

"Choosing wealth as a goal requires facing everything about your money bravely, honestly, with courage - which is a very, very hard thing for most of us to do." - Suze Orman

"You have to have an objective, a goal, some thought process, some strategy in your mind for whatever you do. Otherwise it's a waste of time." - Stuart McMillan

"To reach your goal authentically is probably, in the end, going to mean much more to you than having reached it in a false way." - K'naan

"The value of getting to your goals lives not in reaching the goal but what the talents/strengths/capabilities the journey reveals to you." - Robin S. Sharma

"It's not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli. I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatever's gonna make you achieve your goal." - Tupac Shakur

"Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal." - Ali Vincent

"A goal without a plan is a wish. What's your plan? It's on you, because you have to do all the work." - Herman Edwards

"A dream is a vision, a goal is a promise. You can keep your promises to yourself by remaining flexible, focused, and committed." - Denis Waitley

"Our goal is to not just be a photo-sharing app, but to be the way you share your life when you're on the go." - Kevin Systrom

"Be still and quiet, tune in with the Infinite Intelligence, and continue in right thought, right feeling, and right action, and you will arrive at your goal." - Joseph Murphy

"In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal." - Rumi

"30% of all people will never believe you. Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal." - Jack Ma

"For people on my side of the cubicle, the goal is always creativity. Spending your time overcoming corporate resistance to creativity - I just don't want to do that." - Jerry Seinfeld

"Your unhappiness doesn't help anyone else - and in fact, as I mentioned in another answer, happy people are more altruistically inclined. So happiness is not a selfish goal." - Gretchen Rubin

"If you don't like your definition of 'good enough', then feel free to change that, but the goal before shipping is merely that. Not perfect." - Seth Godin

"Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it's difficult to score." - Paul Arden

"Becoming a star may not be your destiny, but being the best that you can be is a goal that you can set for yourselves." - Bryan Lindsay

"Developing the plan is actually laying out the sequence of events that have to occur for you to achieve your goal." - George L. Morrisey

"I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best." - Kurt Thomas

"Write down the area of your life that most needs your attention right now, and then write out the details of your soul's vision for this part of your life. What does it look like? How will achieving your goal change your life? How will it change the lives of those around you? When you reach your goal, when you fulfill that desire, what will you make room for? Take a few minutes to write it all down." - Debbie Ford

"It is better to be unsuccessful pursuing a significant goal that being successful attaining an insignificant one." - Michael Josephson

"Give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths." - Epictetus

"When you write a goal down your subconscious brain begins to more actively think about bringing into your life the people, resources and knowledge you need to achieve your goals." - Ryan Allis

"Do not direct all your energies towards seeking pleasure but rather towards a sublime ideal. Your energies will then serve you and contribute to the realisation of your goal or ideal." - Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

"If you will make your first concern the comfort, the well-being, and the happiness of your companion, sublimating any personal concern to that loftier goal, you will be happy, and your marriage will go on through eternity" - Gordon B Hinckley

"Your automatic creative mechanism is teleological. That is, it operates in terms of goals and end results. Once you give it a definite goal to achieve, you can depend upon its automatic guidance system to take you to that goal much better than "you" ever could by conscious thought. "You" supply the goal by thinking in terms of end results. Your automatic mechanism then supplies the means whereby." - Maxwell Maltz

"If your men grow weary of the work or balk at obedience, you must bear with them. Get what you can gently from them. True, it is good to be firm in attaining your goal, but use appropriate, attractive, and agreeable means." - Vincent de Paul

"But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Only when all your desires disappear does that energy become compassion, KARUNA. You cannot cultivate compassion. When you are desireless, compassion happens; your whole energy moves into compassion. And this movement is very different. Desire has a motivation in it, a goal; compassion is nonmotivated, there is no goal to it, it is simply overflowing energy." - Rajneesh

"It turns out most of the conclusions that I've come to in life have equally valid contradictions. I think it's true you need to make a plan, set a goal and stick to it, but I would also advise: Don't keep your eyes so fixed on your goal that you miss what sneaks up to surprise you, because magic will come from unexpected places." - Paul Reiser

"Have the courage to follow your dreams. It's the first step towards attaining your destiny." - Nikita Koloff

"Some people, in working towards a goal, find themselves seized by inertia when it comes time for action. If this should happen to you, despite the small graduated steps, then it is time to re-examine your goal. Consider how important it actually is and then either discard the goal and replace it with more suitable one or continue the steps with a renewed sense of the value of achieving it." - Fitzhugh Dodson

"Think about your goals and review them daily. Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment." - Brian Tracy

"The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention." - Wayne Dyer

"Wealth, my son, should never be your goal in life. Your words are eloquent but they are mere words. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse." - Og Mandino

"Set goals that are well balanced-not too many nor too few, and not too high nor too low. Write down your attainable goals and work on them according to their importance. Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting." - M Russell Ballard

"The goal is to align with your core group of collaborators, who understand your vision and aesthetics. I usually show them visual material of what I have in mind, as well as a color spectrum of mood boards." - Marc Forster

"As a soccer player, the goal isn't to be very bulky. It is more important to even your body out. Make sure your body is well rounded. You can't really focus on one area. Everything has to be balanced." - Jozy Altidore



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