111 Powerful Goals Quotes to Achieve Your Dreams


Having an aspiration in life, something to boldly strive for, can truly make a difference. Goals propel you forward in life. They help you to focus all your attention on giving your best and going the extra mile until your vision is accomplished. In fact, goals are so important that they should be the very first step at the beginning of each of your endeavors. Even more so, by setting yourself challenging goals, you create the foundation for continuously pushing your boundaries. To help you in living your dream, we’ve created a collection of inspirational goals quotes. These are the most powerful quotes about reaching goals that will motivate you to pursue your dreams with laser-like focus.

Despite the proven effectiveness of goalsetting, only a few are fully utilizing it. Sadly, the majority of people seldom reset themselves goals. And if they do define desired outcomes, they more often than not lack many characteristics of effective goals.

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

The reason why setting yourself goals can have such a profound impact is that they provide you a “reason why.” Doing so will help you to understand the reason why all this temporary pain, struggle, and effort is necessary. Having a goal will push you further in situations like these. When the going gets tough, you stop going if you have no reason why. That’s what separates the elite of top performers in every area imaginable from the rest.


These are the goals quotes about the power of goalsetting that motivate you to pursue your dreams with dedication

Another important argument for having goals is that they will provide you with the energy that fuels your motivation. Having a clear goal in mind will help you to get excited for the work that is ahead, even though it may not always be the most pleasurable task.

111 Powerful Goals Quotes to Achieve Your Dreams

Like in every other area in life, to make the most of goals, it can be quite helpful to listen to extraordinary individuals that are experienced in the craft. In many cases, these crafty businessmen, explorers, adventurers, and scientists have experimented so long until they came up with the perfect recipe that provides the most value for their situation. To save you a lot of time, we’ve collected the insights on goal setting of aforementioned individuals. Enjoy the following quotes about achieving goals.

Here are the most inspirational goalsetting quotes


Achieving goals quotes

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”
Brian Tracy


Quote about achieving goals

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”
Paulo Coelho


Goalsetting quotes

“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”
E. Joseph Cossman


Quote about reaching goals

“If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.”
Lou Holtz


Life goals quotes

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


“If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”
Seneca the Younger


“People are not lazy, they simply have impotent goals… that is… goals that do not inspire them.”
Anthony Robbins


“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
Yogi Berra


“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
Jordan Belfort


“What keeps me going is goals.”
Muhammad Ali


“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


“Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.”
David Joseph Schwartz


“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
Michelangelo Buonarroti


“The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.”
Benjamin E Mays


“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
Henry David Thoreau


“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin


“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”
Timothy Ferriss


“The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.”
Steve Maraboli


“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


“It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.”
Les Brown


“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
Zig Ziglar


“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau


“An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.”
Robert Louis Stevenson


“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish.”
Steve Maraboli


“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Leonardo da Vinci


“You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.”
Steve Garvey


“Someone said that our goals keep us going, but it’s our dreams that make us tick. So if you disconnect your goals from your dreams, don’t be surprised if one morning you realize that your life is on autopilot.”
Ray N. Kuili


“Keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
Tom Hiddleston


“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”
Andrew Carnegie


“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
Rabindranath Tagore


“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”
Ted Turner


“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
T.F. Hodge


“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
Napoleon Hill


“To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.”
Richelle E. Goodrich


“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”
Orison Swett Marden


“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”
Norman Vincent Peale


“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”
Michael Korda


“It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.”
Arnold Joseph Toynbee


“If you’re trying to be miserable, it’s important you don’t have any goals. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.”
John Bytheway


“Define your goal and exert reason to accomplish it by virtuous action; successs or failure is secondary.”
Iain Pears


“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.”
Bill Copeland


“If you know what to do to reach your goal, it’s not a big enough goal.”
Bob Proctor


“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.”
Walt Disney


“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”
Brian Tracy


“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”
Sylvia Plath


“Great goals make great people. People cannot hit what they do not aim for.”
Roy T. Bennett


“Aim higher in case you fall short.”
Suzanne Collins


“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
Jim Ryun


“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”
Elbert Hubbard


“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
Diana Scharf


“If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never find it. If you don’t know what you deserve, you’ll always settle for less.”
Rob Liano


“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.”
Booker T. Washington


“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”
Aaron Lauritsen


“Keep moving. Have a goal, One day you will arrive at a place that is better than the place where you were, even if it is only in your head.”
Linda Bloodworth Thomason


“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals.”
Zig Ziglar


“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”
Vince Lombardi


“If you have a goal that you still postpone, that means, it’s not one of your strengths”
Peter F. Drucker


“While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success.”
Steve Maraboli


“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.”
Brian Tracy


“The impossible becomes possible if only your mind believes it.”
Chris Bradford


“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Ursula K. Le Guin


“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don’t, our soul dies, and agape cannot reach it.”
Paulo Coelho


“There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.”
André Gide


“To dream of success is to set a goal of where you want to be; to wake up, take action, and achieve it is what true success is all about.”
Idowu Koyenikan


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


“Don’t let your life goals fall victim to the allure of comfortable routines.”
Zero Dean


“The majority of people don’t want to plan. They want to be free of the responsibility of planning. What they ask for is merely some assurance that they will be decently provided for. The rest is a day-to-day enjoyment of life.”
B.F. Skinner


“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go if you really want to go.”
Langston Hughes


“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
Louisa May Alcott


“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
Abraham Lincoln


“If I’m not certain where I’m at and if I’ve not quite determined where I want to go, I’ll eventually find myself in neither place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough


“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Dr Roopleen


“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower


“I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down.”
Mia Hamm


“The great secret about goals and visions is not the future they describe but the change in the present they engender.”
David Allen


“If you don’t know exactly where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?”
Steve Maraboli


“Without the vision of a goal, a man cannot manage his own life, much less the lives of others.”
Jack Weatherford


“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.”
Richie Norton


“Each day, wake up with a plan. Don’t just approach your days in an unfocused void. That state of mind leaves too much room for discontent, opposition, unhappiness, and hopelessness.”
Carlos Wallace


“If you are not able to see your goals, they will take longer to achieve, and sometimes “longer” is “never.”
Honoree Corder


“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
Theodore Roosevelt


“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
Tony Robbins


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.


“If you don’t know what you want, how can you possibly hope to accomplish it?”
Leigh Shulman


“The measure of a society is not only what it does but the quality of its aspirations.”
Wade Davis


“Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.”
Steve Maraboli


“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”
Roy T. Bennett


“Goals are dots that connect us to our dreams.”
Toni Sorenson


“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem


“Don’t be afraid to pursue your goals—even your dreams! But know that there is no shortcut to excellence and competence.”
Russell M. Nelson


“Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won’t shoot your foot off.”
Lois McMaster Bujold


“Goals are a promise to yourself and others that you can deliver.”
Scott Perry


“If we write our dreams and goals down, we dramatically increase our odds of realization. If we share them with others, they become potent and alive.”
Kristin Armstrong


“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”
Michelle Obama


“The way to achieve your goals is step by step, you just need to build enough track, to be ahead of the train.”
John Milton Lawrence


“You must really want to win with all of your heart! Plan your race; do not ever get sidetracked. Focus on your goal.”
Lucas Remmerswaal


“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”
Dr Roopleen


“Having goals is great – but it’s not enough! You need action, too!”
Brandon Turner


“I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping. You become what you think about the most.”
Daymond John


“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Whatever beginning goals you set for yourself, following through on them will build momentum and a sense of achievement and those small successes will point the way to bigger ones”
Pamela Glass Kelly


“To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become someone that you have never been before.”
Les Brown


“With adequate planning, passion and perseverance, you can achieve the God-given goals.”
Lailah Gifty Akita


“It’s not only the audacity of the goal but also the level of commitment to the goal that counts.”
James C. Collins


“When goals become jobs to be done, dreams are nightmares we avoid.”
Richie Norton


“Resistance is a powerful motivator precisely because it enables us to fulfill our longing to achieve our goals while letting us boldly recognize and name the obstacles to those achievements.”
Derrick Bell


“Although goals are important, having a plan of action is vital to the success of those goals. Having a goal with no plan of action is like wanting to travel to a new destination without having a map.”
Steve Maraboli


“We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world.”
Hark Herald Sarmiento


“Avoid long, drawn-out descriptions of lofty goals and instead stick to clear language describing their course of action.”
Michael C. Mankins


“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.”
CS Lewis


“In the long run, you hit only what you aim for.”
Henry David Thoreau

I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational goals quotes about reaching your dreams. What are the goals for your life?

Stay victorious!


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1 Comment

  1. Thanks Steve for great collection. I think the quote “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” of Benjamin Franklin is enough to say about goal.

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