Goal Setting Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Goal Setting quotes and Goal Setting sayings, and Goal Setting proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Not having a goal is more to be feared than not reaching a goal."

Robert Schuller

"You have to set the 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

"Set goals that don’t feel all that easy, that challenge you, stimulate you, and give you a chance to stretch and push yourself. That is where the power of growth lies."

Nathaniel Branden

"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that each task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams."

Og Mandino

"Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you."


"Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do."

George F. Burns

"Please don’t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort."

Gordon B. Hinckley

"The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get"

Jim Rohn

"In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high."

Henry David Thoreau

"Goal Setting: I Set Long Term Goals II Set Short Term Goals III Set Objectives IV Prioritize the Objectives V Define and Detail VI Do It VII Evaluate"


"The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break."

Rick Hansen

"The establishment of a clear,central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success."

Brian Tracy

"Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high."

Greg Norman

"Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else’s results."

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Andrew Carnegie

"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

"Man, with no objective, will soon possess nothing. Having an objective, even low, is better than having none."


"Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there."

Bo Jackson

"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."

Tom Landry

"The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it."


"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."

Stephen A. Brennan

"If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time."

Zig Ziglar

"Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal."

Elbert Hubbard

"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."

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."

Zig Ziglar

"Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations."

Nido Qubein

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

Robert Collier

"See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession."

Louisa May Alcott

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner."

Les Brown

"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

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