Goal Setting – How To Set Goals And Accomplish Them

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Goal Setting

The Power Of Goal Setting

power of goals lies in the ability to transform your life. To help you realize the potential you have within yourself. When you set goals, you become more than you ever would without them. And since progress equals happiness, you can also be very successful in the pursuit of happiness by attaining a lot of it along the way.

Goal setters are more productive, more motivated and simply happier people. Which translates to you treating both the people in your life as well as yourself much better.

This creates a more harmonious life and the ability to impact people. To leave a legacy. And to milk so much more joy and experience out of life.

Goals also create a feeling of dissatisfaction. Which may sound negative, but in actuality, that feeling can create some of he most powerful shifts in your life. I mean look at your own life. When were the times you made the biggest shifts and changes? For me and most likely yourself, it was during a time of extreme dissatisfaction.

Maybe you were in a relationship that wasn’t that good. You stuck around because it was easier to just do so. Or at least it felt that way. But then once you got the courage to break it off, you felt so good. Maybe not right away, but later on. Things started to change in your life. And maybe you even finally met a better and more compatible person that you could be with.

The fact of the matter is that human beings are simply goal seeking organisms. If we don’t have a goal that we are pursuing our life doesn’t take on any meaning. Without meaning, we become depressed. This is one of the biggest reasons to set goals. They can give your life meaning. Which is so powerful. It will make us want to jump out of bed in the morning in excitement for pursuing what was put on our heart.

How Clear Goals Can Make You 10 TIMES MORE SUCCESSFUL

Also, when it comes actual case studies of goal setting, one clearly stands out having to do with Harvard MBA graduates. A the study was to see how in 1979 recent Harvard graduates were asked if they had set clear and written goals for the future with plans on accomplishing them. Out of all the students, 84 percent of them had no specific goals at all. 13 percent had goals but they weren’t committed to paper. And 3 percent had clear and written goals as well plans on how they were to go about accomplishing them.

They were interviewed again just a mere ten years later. The results were staggering and were as follows:

  • The 13 percent group that had goals that weren’t committed to paper, were earning on average, twice compared to the 84 percent of didn’t have any real concrete goals.
  • The 3 percent that had clear, concrete and written out goals with a plan on achieving them were earning, on average, ten times as much as the entire 97 percent of the rest of the graduating class PUT TOGETHER!

That is just the tip the iceberg of the power of goals. They can be life altering and make you into a person you may have never dreamed you could be. Or make you into the person you always knew you could be.

But how do you set good goals?

And better yet, how do you accomplish them?

Well below I go into depth on both questions. Answering them in full. So you will know how to set goals and go about achieving every single one of them.

Enjoy my friends.

How To Set Goals And Achieve Them

Also before we even start, I want to encourage you to embrace this process. I know there is a lot of negative conatation about goals. Or that you may have seen all of this in this past. But repetition is key to all success. As coach Jon Wooden would take some of the most gifted athletes and make them into superstars and world champions by making them do things like shoot 400 free throws in a row each day.

All long term big success lies in repetition. Embrace this stuff, even if it feels monotonous.

Set Goals In 30 Seconds

We all want things now, right now! This thought process and mentality doesn’t work well 99 percent of the time, But the thing about goal setting is that this mentally actually works best. It is said that the most important goals in any area of your life will come to mind the fastest.

So you will get just as good as results as you would get if you set aside 30 minutes for goal. It is because often times thinking gets us in trouble. We make the best decisions fast. With our intuition.

So go about your goals in this fashion in each area of goal setting that I talk about in the next section. You will create the most meaningful goals to you this way. Hence putting you on a path to more success and happiness.

Set Short & Long Term Goals 

You want to set short and long term goals. Short term goals will give you a vision for a better immediate future. And long term goals will help you get a bigger vision of yourself. Especially on the way to the accomplishment of them.

Jim Rohn, author and personal development legend, talks about how we should put numbers next to our goals. 1, 3, 5 and 10. This represents the amount of years you think it will take to accomplish your goals. How if it is less than one year make it a year. And if you think it will take more than 10 years, make it 10 or 10+.

Set Deadlines

One of the reasons why we don’t want to set deadlines on goals is because if we fail to achieve that goal by the deadline, we feel like a failure. Again there is no failure, only feedback. So by setting a deadline, you add urgency to getting it done. Also, if you don’t hit the goal by the deadline, all you have to do is create another deadline. Maybe you were too excited about the goal and set a deadline that really wasn’t realistic. Or that you just guessed wrong about what it would take to accomplish your goal.

All is good, simply move forward by setting another deadline until you accomplish your goal.

Also set sub-deadlines. Break a big goal down into smaller chunks. If you want to lose twenty pounds in a year, then break it down to 5 pounds in 3 months, 12 pounds total in 6 months and then 8 more pounds over the last 6 months. Even as much as weekly goals and daily goals.

No matter how big or far out your goal is, break it down into a step by step process. This will take away the feeling of it looking so big to you. As well as keep the momentum going as you will be chipping away daily.

And as you go, check off these sub-deadlines. This will keep the momentum going for you.

Set More Goals When Your Accomplish Your Goals

The thing about goals is that when you hit one you get a rush of adrenaline. You check it off the list. But in order to keep momentum, you need to set another goal right then and there. You want to keep advancing. They say nothing succeeds like success.

It means that once you are succeeding, it becomes easier and easier to succeed with that goal or vision. This is why the rich get richer.

So as soon as you accomplish your goal, set another!

What Turns You On & Off

If you are like most people, when starting out writing out their goals, you don’t have too many ideas. Maybe a couple. Which is a great start. Just the fact that you are looking at this and starting to set some goals for yourself puts you in a small percentage of the population. So congratulate yourself!

But when it comes to settings good goals based on what you what in and from you life, you need to know what gets you going and what doesn’t.

That way you can write out your goals based on what you want and far far away from what you don’t. What means the most to you? What are your core values that you want to live by?

If one is financial freedom, than make sure you make goals that put you on the road to doing so. If enlightenment is one of your major goals out of life, then set up spiritual pursuits that will strongly push you towards the goal of enlightenment.

Put Yourself In A Peak State When You Set Them

The worst thing to do when setting goals is to do so when you feel like garbage. There will be no emotional intensity behind them. You won’t be inspired. And in order to create inspirational goals, you need to be inspired.

So get yourself and your mind in a peak state. You can do this by going for a run, working out and reading or listening to something positive before you set down and map out your goals.

Celebrate Your Accomplishments!

Any goal, small or large, that you hit, celebrate. Whether it be significant or even the littlest of goals. Something that you reach. Give yourself that luxury to yourself. You deserve it. And it will allow you to relish in your win.

And then let your mind know that it and you will be rewarded for the hard work. It will encourage your subconscious mind to keep giving you the help you need to accomplish your goals.

It will keep you believing in the power of goal setting. It will keep the excitement going to develop a bigger and more vast list. The more you believe in goal setting and your ability to accomplish the goals you set out to get, the bigger the goals you will set.

This is true because you want to continue to live a life of purpose. Not just accomplish one goal and then call it a day. Otherwise you may become down and depressed. So always keep setting new goals for your life.

Ask Yourself What The Good and Bad Will Come Out of Setting and Getting Your Goal

In order to really develop the desire to go after your goal, you need to show yourself how the good will outweigh the bad. When setting your goals, literally make a list of the good and bad things that will come out of it. You will notice that if the goal truly means enough to you, you will have much more GOODS. If not, then you should rethink the goal. Maybe it doesn’t deserve a spot on your list.

Become Absolutely Clear When Setting Your Goals

Don’t set vague goals. Vague goals give you no energy to real vitality about the goal. If you say I want to make more money, well if you make $20 then you hit your goal. And once you get that, your mind stops working for you as it has already done it’s job.

Setting clearly defined goals allows you to set in motion a series of events that your mind will attract into your life. It also gives you clarity on it to focus on each day. Instead of saying I want to earn more money, say something like ‘I will earn $100,000 dollars or more in the next 12 months.”

Also keep it as simple as humanly possible. Don’t try to get intricate and fancy. It is said that goals should be able to be read and interpreted by a 6 year old. That is the best way to set clear goals. Keep this in mind so that you can keep it simple when setting your goals.

Examples of goals

In order to get he most joy out of setting and accomplishing goals, you need to set goals in various areas of life. There are 6 main realms of existence that will allow you to set goals that will make you a more balanced human being. Goals that allow you to live a fulfilling life. Below are the 6 areas of goal setting with examples.

Also as one of my favorite personal development teachers of all time, Zig Ziglar, talks about. Life is like a wheel. We create a balanced wheel that drives nicely on the road by setting goals in all areas of our lives. Most of us are great in one or two areas. You absolutely crush it in the fitness/health area and financial area but your family or spiritual life may need work.

This is natural as we naturally do what we are good at and what comes natural to us.

But we need to take the mindset that if we aren’t pursuing and achieving goals in all areas then we are going to have trouble driving smoothly. It will be like a driving a car with a flat tire. Or even one that is locked up. You just won’t be as effective as a human being. As well as as happy as you can be unless you have this balance.

Here are some examples of goals you can set in different areas of life. That you can use or get an idea for goals you want to set in your life. Also, I have developed a list of 55 personal development goals if you want to check it out. Just click the link if you have time.

Also set family goals that involve your entire family. Like reading a book separately and then coming together to talk about it. Then once you have all read the entire book, celebrate the achievement of that goal together as a family. This is a great bonding experience that encourages your family members to embrace the power of goals and to continue to keep setting them. Both as a family and individually.

Operate From A Place of Abundance

If you truly had no limits and limitations in the area you are setting goals in, how would you act. Operate from this place. Because at the end of the day, all of our limitations are self imposed. If you don’t think so, just look at a baby. They don’t know any limitations. Look at a kid who is creating a Christmas wish list. The kid puts things on there that are astronomical in comparison to what an adult hopes for.

Every limitation or limiting belief we have in life, we pick up along the way. Which the law of substitution says that we can actually change these thoughts. You can replace one thought with another by accepting responsibility for it. Then actually repeating the empowering and limitless belief over and over until it becomes permanent. Believe you can do this. Because it is very possible.

Continue to ask remind yourself that limiting beliefs are self imposed. And they have no real validity to them. So always, when creating your goals and when you are pursuing them, operate from a place of abundance.

Keep saying that if you have no limits, knew all the people you needed to know, had all the skills needed, how would you set your goals. How would you go about obtaining them.

And then act accordingly throughout your day. Show the universe that you are already that person.

Financial

  • I will earn X amount of money this year
  • I will save X amount of money this year
  • I will read one book a month about finances and money

Family

  • My family and I will do a family night each week where one person gets to decide what they want to do. (Go to dinner, movies, theme parks)
  • I will call a family member more often that I don’t talk to as much or have lost contact with
  • I will go on a vacation with my family every 6 months

Spiritual

  • I will meditate 20 minutes a day
  • I will spend 20 minutes in the morning everyday in prayer
  • I will learn more about my religion by reading a book a month about it

Community Goals 

  • I will volunteer my time at a local food bank
  • I will give clothing to the Goodwill

Personal Development Goals

  • I will learn a new language within the next 6 months
  • I will read one personal development book each month or listen to one each month
  • I will truly and completely forgive someone from my past
  • I dedicate one weekend to where I go to see my favorite motivational speaker live
  • I will do one thing daily to get out of my comfort zone

Health/Wellness Goals 

  • I will hire a personal trainer to help me reach my ideal weight
  • I will eat healthy and clean foods all week and allow myself one meal a week of my choosing like pizza or ice cream as a reward for eating healthy all week
  • I will prepare my food and store it twice a week to help me eat healthy and save money instead of going out to eat
  • I will monitor my calories with a calorie counter app on my phone to help me keep track of what I am eating
  • I commit to taking vitamins daily in order to boost my immunity and create a healthy body

Emotional (How Do You Want TO Be Emotionally?)

  • I am reading books on how to manage my anger so that I can use it constructively instead of destructively.
  • I am learning time management skills that will help me feel more at ease from getting more done in the day.

How To Reach Your Goals

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition 

Grant Cardone, up and coming multi millionaire mogul entrepreneur talks about how he writes out this goals every single day. He has booklets and binders full of his goals. This is on par with what a lot of personal development speakers say about goals. With anything really when it comes to the mind. Repetition is key. Not in a cliche way. Thought repetition with the conscious mind, with enough effort and repetitions, ingrains things into our subconscious mind. Which the conscious mind can only hold one thought at a a time. The subconscious mind though, can hold an infinite amount of thoughts. And when we constantly create thoughts over and over, they end up solidifying themselves in our subconscious mind.

So, with or without knowing, Grant has learned to harness the power of the subconscious mind when it comes to his goals. As he says most of all that he has ever wrote in this booklets and binders have come into fruition.

It is similar to when we want a new car. We start seeing it everywhere. Our mind goes to work on how to find what we are constantly thinking about. Also known as the Reticular Activating System.

It is a magnificent ability we have. To literally create our own lives. That is why the first step to manifesting your goals is to KNOW in your heart of hearts that you are the master of your life and your existence. I am not saying that in some sac religious way. I am simply putting it in a way that we have been blessed with the gift to create our existence.

The unfortunate thing about it is that most people are creating a horrible existence for themselves. Without even knowing it. They get stuck in destructive and negative thought patterns that they repeat day in and day out. It becomes their identity and sooner or later, it manifests in their existence.

So the moral of this tip is to use repetition to your benefit. Write your goals down often and think about them often. Then once you do this enough, your mind will take over and track down the people and things you need in order to start fulfilling your goals, dreams and ambitions.

Motivational speaker Les Brown also talks about this. He states that you should read your goals twice a day. He says this simply because it helps you stay focused on achieving them.

When you think about it, anything you achieved in life you did this with. It started with an intense desire and you simply kept thinking about it over and over. Making you take action as it was bouncing around your conscious mind.

Write them goals out daily my friends!

And of course you can add and takeaway things from your list. If you learn that things just aren’t as important to you as you originally thought they were, it is OK. Just take it off the list. It will simply clear the path to realizing what you TRULY do want.

Like Tim Ferriss, author of the 4 Hour Work Week talks about. He says we need to become masters of NOT finishing things. If they don’t need to be finished, don’t finish them. If a book sucks, stop reading it. If a movie is bad, get up and leave. It gives you time and energy to focus on what DOES matter.

Don’t Tell Anyone About Your Goals

Seeing as I just touched on how powerful the mind truly is, we need to stay guard at the door of it. When we tell people about our goals, we risk them not supporting us. And if this person means anything at all to us, we may be at the mercy of letting their opinion become our reality. Even if they have excellent motives.

For example if you want to become an entrepreneur. You tell this to your buddy who, back in the day, tried his hand at becoming an entrepreneur. And failed. Or at least gave up. He doesn’t want you to feel the same discouraging feelings he felt. As he felt like a failure for not being able to make it happen.

So he tells you that it is impossible or so hard that it isn’t worth trying. Or he may not be the best friend in the world and tells you to not do it because he doesn’t want you to succeed. Because if you do, he will feel even more like a failure.

Meanwhile you are so brand new to the goal and dream that your excitement can be crushed by this. Leaving you second guessing yourself and even ultimately giving up on the goal or dream.

And again this is just one person. There are many people in your life that will jump at the opportunity to give their opinion to you. As everyone just wants to be heard. And it can literally be the reason you don’t accomplish or even start going after your goals.

Keep quiet. Only tell your goals to people who are going after their and are pulling out on all stops to do so. Even then, be careful. Only tell a select few if any.

Believe You Can Do It And Are Worthy

Goals unfortunately have become sort of a fad. A thing to do to feel good. But have become almost synonomous with failure. People know that they should set goals and often do. But a couple of things happen. Either they set unrealistic goals for themselves and when they don’t accomplish them fast enough, they declare that goals setting doesn’t work. For them or in general.

Or they set the goal for themselves but don’t feel as if they are worthy of the attainment of that goal or dream.

The way to counteract this is to be realistic. Even though I am a huge fan of optimism and not being realistic. But in the long run. Set realistic goals on the way to attaining what may feel unrealistic in the long run.

Also the mind can’t really get a hold of lofty goals out side your comfort zone.

Say for example that you are making 60K a year and want to make 200K a year. This is too big of a jump for the mind to even conceive of. It almost shuts it down right from the start and can’t go to work on manifesting it. Also, we often deep down believe it isn’t attainable because it is so far from what we have done thus far.

So stay realistic. Set attainable goals but that still stretch you.

Also, since often times we feel as if we aren’t worthy of a goal or dream, the best thing to do is write out 10 or more reasons WHY you deserve to achieve the goal. Write out so many reasons that you make yourself believe that you are worthy of it’s attainment.

Even if you are inspired and have a lofty vision for your goals. Which is great. You may get discouraged if you don’t see progress on par with the lofty goal. But if you set smaller goals on the way to the big goal, any little progress will give you more motivation to move forward and get more and more excited on your way to it’s fulfillment.

Be Willing To Pay The Price In FULL

At the end of the day, almost anything can be accomplished. With enough time devoted to something and enough energy. Which the best things in life that we want are most likely going to take a lot of time and energy. Not to mention pure sacrifice.

So back to the main point, we need to be willing to pay the price in full for what we want in this life.

So in order to attain a goal or dream, we need to be completely committed to going after the goal until we get it.

Not just simply trying to go after it. Or seeing how it goes and if it doesn’t work after a certain amount of time, we’ll can it.

No, in order to reach your goals, you and I need to be fully committed to doing whatever it takes to get the goal. And if we aren’t then we need to scrap the goal because it will only lead to failure and frustration.

Visualize Your Goals (And How To Visualize)

Visualization is the one of the biggest components ever to accomplishing any goal or anything in life worthwhile. It is said that if you can’t see it in your mind, then it can never happen outside yourself.

We must create the life we want in our minds so that it can manifest in the real world. As our outer world is just a mere reflection of our inner world. Our world is a sum total of all of our thoughts.

So what is the best way to visualize to reach your goals the fastest?

Well the best way to do so is through two methods. The first one is where you want to be totally relaxed. Relaxation is so key to influencing our subconscious mind. Because when we are relaxed, we drop ourselves into in alpha or even theta states of relaxation. In these states we can imprint our subconscious mind more easily.

So the best way to get into a deep state of relaxation is to tell your body how to relax. Which a great book by one of my favorite authors Brian Tracy called “Maximum Achievement” talks about how we should consciously tell 6 parts of our body to relax. Our legs, our arms, our chest and our head.

And to repeat a few times to each limb and body part “You are getting heavy and tired or heavy and relaxed more and more.” Repeat this with each of the following suggested body parts until your body feels more relaxed.

This can also be achieved through deep meditation. Which I talk about how to meditate in another article which you can check out here: How To Meditate

Regardless of which method you use to relax, do so before your visualization.

Another great tactic that I love to use when doing my visualization of my goals is to tilt my chin down to my chest. It is supposed to cut off the process of using your rational mind too much. And instead allow you to use your right brain hemisphere where pictures are used and more optimistic thoughts occur.

I promise you that by using these two methods during your visualization, that you will be able to create clearer pictures. Pictures that are so clear that they begin to feel real to you. As if they already happened. Once you create a clear picture of your goal and vision, miracles will start to occur.

People will come in to your life that will help you toward your goal. They may appear as random meetings, which we have all had that experience. We meet someone on a flight or bump into someone in a coffee shop. And they or someone they know end up helping us in a huge way.

This will start occurring once you create clear pictures of what you want out of life. Your outer world will change right in front of your eyes.

Back to reviewing your goals daily, do so. But every time you review each goal, just take 10-15 seconds on each one to envision the end product. And how you are going to feel when you have attained your goal.

Who Can Help

Make a list of people who can help you with the attainment of your goals. This will be part of your plan for what it will take and who it will take in order to reach your goals. Do you want to become a successful real estate agent? If so, what groups do you need to join? What mentor do you need to talk to?

Also remember the law of reciprocity. What you give must come back. So no matter whose help you are looking for. Remember to give just as much if not more to them. Always be looking for ways on how you can help people. The more you do so, the more it will come back to you when you need it. Especially when going after your goals.

Realize WHO You Have To Become

It is said that it isn’t about the getting the goal that brings the joy, it is who you become. That is the real joy. But the thing about it is that we needed to become a new person in order to attain something we have never gotten or done before. For example if you want to double your income as a salesperson, you need to create a state of mind that allows you to make that amount of money. A state of mind that shows that you are deserving of it and can also manage that much more money in your life.

So in order to become a salesperson that can double their income, you may need to do certain things. Like read books on sales, books on making more money, books on influence, personal development seminars.

As Jim Rohn says “Income seldomly exceeds personal development.” The more you develop yourself, the more your monetary life will change. And the rest of your life for that matter.

Now that is just one example. But ask yourself who you need to become in order to reach your goals. Then go about becoming that person. This will almost guarantee your success.

Like Oprah once said:

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

The more and more you become, the more and more you can achieve.

Make A List of WHY You Want Them

Jim Rohn says:

“When the why gets stronger, the how get’s easier.”

Essentially what Mr. Rohn is saying is that if we have strong enough reasons why we want to bring the goal into fruition, then it will up our chances for success. Because we will be less likely to give up in the face of adversity. When you have a strong enough reason why you want to do something, you can endure almost any HOW. Very important.

Jim Rohn also talks about how having a purpose is stronger than having an object to aim for. So if you want to buy a mansion, that is great. That would be absolutely fantastic to have a beautiful oceanfront property. A great accomplishment.

But WHY do you want it. Dig deeper. For example, it will be where all your family gathers and feels safe. It is the centerpiece of what you have made out of your life.

Always jot the question down next to your goal “Here is why I want said goal”. This will allow you to dig deep and find the meaning behind the object. When man has meaning, he can endure almost any circumstance.

A great way to do this is to look at the positives and negatives. The things that it will cost you if you DON’T go after or get your goal. And what you will get when you do reach your goal. Often times we get more motivated by what we have to lose instead of gain. So use that to your advantage when setting your goals.

Behold & Beware

On the way to accomplishing your goals and dreams, always keep a positive attitude about what the future may behold. There is so much opportunity and chances that things can happen for you. Expect good things to happen to you everyday. Go forward with positive expectation that your goals will unfold.

But at the same time beware of who you are becoming in the process. You have to pay the price in full for goals. But will that price cost you things in life that are more valuable to you than the goal itself? Always keep that in mind. You don’t want to get your massive goal and be left unfulfilled because you have no one left there to celebrate with you.

Envision What Your Goal Would Look Like Already Accomplished

You can do this with short term and long term goals. What would your goal look like when it was already accomplished? And then follows the tracks back to step one. What is the first thing you would have to do in order to get this process going. If you want to double your income, what steps can you take today to start putting yourself on the path to doing so? Then go do that. This is how you get the ball rolling. And the hardest thing to do is to take the first step. But by creating the first step, you will start up the right staircase. And once you take the first step, you will start creating and gaining momentum.

Ask Yourself Why You Aren’t Achieving Your Goals Already

Often times when setting a goal it helps to identify why you aren’t achieving your goals already. Why are you not making the money you want to make right now? Why are you not at your ideal weight already? This can give you insight on what is standing in your way and what you have to do about it.

Keep asking yourself what the things are that are holding you back from reaching your goals. And if you are going to pick just one thing to fix in regards to what is holding you back, pick the main thing that is. As it will make the most impact. This is because when we fix the broken link in our chain, the whole chain functions better.

Quotes About Goals (Goals Quotes)

  1. “You have to set goals that are almost out of your reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your talent and potential.” – Steve Garvey
  2. “The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun. In the short run. It seems to me thought, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact, those people have goals.” – Seth Godin
  3. “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.” – Ted Turner
  4. “If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reach in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” – Zig Ziglar
  5. “Setting goals is the first step to turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
  6. “Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.” – Bo Jackson
  7. “Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.” – Les Brown
  8. “As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grown and become a more powerful person.” – Les Brown
  9. “Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.” – LL Cool J
  10. “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when achieving it.”
  11. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.”
  12. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that amaze you.” – Les Brown
  13. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reach your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin E. Mays
  14. “Set ambitious goals and along the way you will discover yourself.” – Robin Suomi
  15. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
  16. “Goals. There is no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will actually happen when you act upon them.” – Jim Rohn
  17. “Goal setting is not only about choosing the rewards you want to enjoy, but also the costs you are willing to pay.” – James Clear
  18. “Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.”
  19. “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” – John Dewey
  20. “Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day.” – Harvey McKay
  21. “Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”
  22. “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
  23. “Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.” – Zig Ziglar
  24. “Mirror mirror on the wall. I’ll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk or have to crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all.”
  25. “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward it’s achievement.” – Bo Bennett
  26. “Don’t let anything stop you from reaching your goal.”
  27. “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan. But never the goal.”
  28. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
  29. “People with goals succeed, because they know where they are going.” – Earl Nightingale
  30. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams
  31. “One way to keep the momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” – Micheal Korda
  32. “Goals aren’t enough. You need goals plus deadlines. Goals big enough to get excited about and deadlines to make you run. One isn’t much god without the other. But together they can be tremendous.” – Ben Feldman
  33. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”
  34. “Stop getting distracted by things that have nothing to do with your goals.”
  35. “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
  36. “Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.” – Steve Maraboli
  37. “All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  38. “No goals, no inspiration, no inspiration, no action, no action, no destination.”
  39. Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in in pursuit of those goals. Especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame.”
  40. “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”
  41. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau
  42. “The people who achieve their goals are simply the ones that refuse to give up and put in the work.”
  43. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  44. “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” – Benjamin E. Mays
  45. “People with purpose, goals and visions have no time for drama. They invest their energy in creativity and focus on living a positive life.”
  46. “You set goals to a point where they’re attainable, but far enough away that you have to really go get them. And every year I push my goals a little bit farther away and every year I work a bit harder to get them.” – Rafael Palmero
  47. “A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
  48. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  49. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie
  50. “We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.” – Mary Kay Ash
  51. “You can find me somewhere in between inspiring others, working on myself, dodging negativity and working on my goals.”
  52. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Hunt
  53. “Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile goals and dreams.”
  54. “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” – Brian Tracy
  55. “Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.”
  56. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron
  57. “Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”
  58. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
  59. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort
  60. “Whatever your goal in life, the beginning is knowledge and experience.” – Henry Ford
  61. “The most important thing about goals is having one.” – Geoffry F. Abert
  62. “Stay focused, ignore the distractions, and you will accomplish your goals much faster.” – Joel Osteen
  63. “My main goal every day is to be happy. No matter what trials I face. No matter how old I get. Happiness is the key to all great things.”
  64. “My goals don’t stop for anyone. Either you support me or I make it happen alone. Either way it’s going to happen.”
  65. “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” – Michael Korda
  66. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps
  67. “You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.” – Charles C. Noble
  68. “Focus on your long term goal. Good thing will soon happen.”
  69. “Keep your goals out of reach, but not out of sight.”
  70. “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to strive for.” – Ted Turner
  71. “People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” – Brian Tracy
  72. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, sets goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” – Les Brown
  73. “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands, your own.” – Mark Victor Hansen
  74. “A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Joe Vitale
  75. “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
  76. “Arriving at one goal is the starting point of another.”
  77. “Your goals don’t care how you feel.”
  78. “The best way to motivate people to help you fulfill your goals is to help them fulfill their goals.” – Deepak Chopra
  79. “The victory is half won when one gains the habit of setting and achieving goals.” – Og Mandino
  80. “I just want to be myself and go for my own dreams and goals.” – Natalie du Toit
  81. “Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.”
  82. “Set some goals then smash right through them.”
  83. “Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” – Denzel Washington
  84. “Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.” – Tony Robbins
  85. “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.” – Mark Twain
  86. “Seeing your goal written in ink, on paper will have a powerful effect on your mind.”
  87. “You can’t do it all today, but you can do it. Big goals can only be reached with patience, persistence and actions in their direction a little more every single day.” – Doe Zantamata
  88. “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.” – Pablo Picasso
  89. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” – Henry Ford
  90. “I have a motto on my bedroom wall: ‘Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal’. Giving up is not my style. I just want to do something worthwhile.” – Chris Burke
  91. “The only real purpose of a goal is to inspire you to fall more deeply in love with life.” – Michael Neill
  92. “My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  93. “Set some goals. Stay quite about them. Smash the hell out of them. Clap for your damn self.”
  94. “You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacle you had to overcome to reach your goals.”
  95. “Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” – Gary Ryan Blair
  96. “If you wan’t to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not people or things.” – Albert Einstein
  97. “You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  98. “If people are laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.” – Azim Premji
  99. “You can be afraid of pursuing the things you want to pursue, that’s very common. But it makes you weak. You want to get fear behind you. Pushing you. You want to be more afraid of not pursuing your goals than you are of pursuing them.” – Jordan B. Peterson
  100. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work and enjoy working.” – Elon Musk
  101. “Until you commit your goals to paper, you have intentions that are seeds without soil.”
  102. “It is harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seeks new goals.” – Pat SUmmitt
  103. “Goals are like stepping stones to the starts. They should never be used to put a ceiling or a limit on achievement.” – Denis Waitley
  104. ‘The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” – Michelle Obama
  105. “I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 60.” – Warren Buffet
  106. “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to get there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what outcome, he will know he has been alive.” – Walt Disney
  107. “If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day to day life necessary to achieve it.” – Jill Koenig
  108. “If you’re bored with life, you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz
  109. “You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.”- Kathy Seligman
  110. “Circumstances may cause interruption and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.” – Mario Andretti
  111. “Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they never organized their energies around a goal.” – Elbert Hubbard
  112. “One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves.” – Karen Casey
  113. “Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have never gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of the delusion that you deserve better and go earn it.” – Steve Maraboli
  114. “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with not destination.” – Fitzhugh Dodson

 

 

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