Monday, May 27, 2013

The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

Goals and Goal Setting Quotations 

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Victor Cousins
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey
Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving. 

Dennis Waitley
(as quoted in Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog)
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Samuel Butler
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog
The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for?

Robert Browning
Purpose is what gives life a meaning.
C. H. Parkhurst
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Aldous Huxley
If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra
He who would arrive at the appointed end must follow a single road and not wander through many ways.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.
In all things that you do, consider the end.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
J. Howes
The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
Richard Monckton Milnes
To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.
Franklin Roosevelt
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
However brilliant an action may be, it should not be accounted great when it is not the result of a great purpose.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim.
Thomas Fuller
The going is the goal.
Horace Kallen
Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
Burmese Saying
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Author Unknown
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
David Ogilvy
There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

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