90 Goals Quotes to Inspire Action

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To achieve big goals requires that we learn from those who have, so we’re sharing some of our favorite goals quotes to help inspire and motivate you, especially when the going gets tough.

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Today, thanks to the internet, we get to witness people all over the world succeeding in building their dreams… to learn from them and from each other, and in so doing, elevate ourselves, those around us and those who have inspired us as well.

Quotes are like healthy snacks for the mind, and best consumed frequently, first and foremost. Fill up on the good and you won’t have room for the bad.

If you have your own goals quotes—by you or others—feel free to send them for inclusion in this list.

Goals Quotes

Devotion takes your work beyond avocation to vocation. Become devoted to achieving your goals… and you will!
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com  

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, author

Visualization has taken its place as one of the key components of what goes into turning a skilled athlete into a champion.
~Terry Orlick, sports psychologist, author, In Pursuit of Excellence

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
~Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist

You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.
~Tom Hiddleston, English actor, film producer, and musician

Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.
~Norman Mailer, American novelist, journalist, playwright, film-maker, actor, 1923-2007

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, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

You may not know what your passion is yet, but you have to keep asking. It’s okay if you don’t know. It’s not okay if you’re not looking.
~Jeff Hoffman, billionaire entrepreneur, speaker, humanitarian

“Something about writing forces you to get clarity, and clarity accelerates your progress toward your goals.”
~Michael Hyatt, author, speaker, blogger, coach, former publisher CEO

Anchor your goals daily:

Think it
Write it
Say it
Do it

Success arrives on the heels of daily diligence.

~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.
~Eleanor Roosevelt, American political figure, diplomat, activist

A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.
~Joe Vitale, American author & spiritual teacher

The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing.
~Walt Disney, American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor & film producer

The level of effort you tolerate from yourself will define your life.
~Tom Bilyeu, entrepreneur, creator of Impact Theory

I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even if it’s uncomfortable at the time.
~Michael Phelps, American swimmer & Olympic athlete

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Your habits are created from your decisions. They can be tailor-made to bring your dreams to life.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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, Brazilian lyricist, novelist

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, motivational writer, eye surgeon, life enthusiast

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
~Bruce Lee, Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, philosopher

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.
~Seneca, Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist

“You’re standing in a room with a thousand doors, your jobs is to choose one and ignore the 999 other doors, and walk through that.”
~Tom Bilyeu, co-founder Quest Nutrition, founder Impact Theory

“What keeps me going is goals.”
~Muhammad Ali

“A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal that is worth achieving.”
~Ayn Rand, Russian-American writer, philosopher

“It’s not about getting out of your comfort zone to reach your goal. It’s about widening your comfort zone so far that your goal fits comfortably inside. Once you do that, hitting your goals will be like hitting 3s for Steph Curry.”
~Richie Norton, author, influencer, entrepreneur

Do you wait for things to happen, or do you make them happen yourself? I believe in writing your own story.
~Charlotte Eriksson, songwriter, author, dreamer, wanderer

If you don’t know where you are going,
you’ll end up someplace else.
~Yogi Berra, American professional baseball catcher, manager, coach

The center of bringing any dream to fruition is self-discipline.
~Will Smith, actor, entertainer, & entrepreneur

Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops and neither should your dreams.
~Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, actor, entertainer, & entrepreneur

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.
~Marie Forleo, entrepreneur, Host of Marie TV, & author

Daily goals become habits and habits become effortless.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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Achievable goals are the first step to self-improvement.
~JK Rowlings, author

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams.  Let go of your nonsense.  Let go of the delusion that you deserve better and go earn it.
~Steve Maraboli, speaker, author, & behavioral scientist

know what you want, work to get it, then value it once you have it.
~Nora Roberts, American author of more than 225 romance novels

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
~Flannery O’Connor, American novelist, short story writer, essayist

Cat: Where are you going?
Alice: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.

~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Cat: Where are you going?
Alice: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

A dream is a seed.
Vision plants it.
Imagination nurtures growth.
Opportunities create blooms.
Thoughts become things!
~Donna McGoff, author, retired English teacher, school counselor K-12

The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.
~Steven Pressfield, American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, screenplays

I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish.
~Martha Stewart, American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, former model

Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.
~Dennis DeYoung, American singer-songwriter, musician, producer

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.
~Elon Musk, technology entrepreneur, investor, engineer

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
~Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur & Author

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
~Muhammad Ali, American professional boxer, activist, philanthropist

Visioning tools and goals mapping are essential tools of the trade for manifesting your dreams.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com 

You’re not meant to do what’s easy. You’re meant to challenge yourself.
~Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer

No path to greatness has ever involved settling for less than what you really want.
~Lewis Howes, School of Greatness, entrepreneur, author, podcaster

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A good plan now is better than a great plan later.
~John Lee Dumas, podcaster & entrepreneur

When you commit yourself to live an extraordinary life, the universe accepts your deal and silently goes to work challenging you so that you’re always prepared for bigger challenges and greater rewards.
~Mike Dillard, entrepreneur & podcaster

Once you know specifically what you’re aiming for, you’ll find that you can muster up enthusiasm for your goal more easily. 
~AJ Winters, author

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
~Earl Nightingale, American radio speaker, author

Grateful people achieve more and are more goal oriented. People who practice being grateful are more generous and do more paying it forward. 
~Lainey Garretson, Professional musician, singer, philanthropist, book author

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, American businessman, investor, television personality, author, motivational speaker

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.
~Booker T. Washington, American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States

This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun!
~Julia Child, American chef, author, television personality

It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals.
~Pat Summitt, American women’s college basketball head

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.
~Tina Fey, American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
~W. Clement Stone, businessman, philanthropist

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
~Robert F. Kennedy, American politician, lawyer

The power of focus is the one thing above all else that will help you achieve your goals.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.
~Augustine “Og” Mandino, author

Every great human victory is a story of perseverance.
~Brendon Burchard, entrepreneur, author, high-performance coach

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Getting goals done is empowering and energizing. The effect is that the more we do the more we’re able to do.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com 

Assume the feeling of you wish fulfilled.
Neville Goddard, author 1905-1972

Focus on becoming productive instead of being busy.
~Tim Ferriss, entrepreneur, investor, author, & podcaster

Setting goals in life and working them daily, is the only way to live the life you want to live.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

“Clear goals increase persistence and self­ efficacy, making individuals less susceptible to the undermining effects of anxiety, disappointment, and frustration.”
~D.H. Schunk, 1990, Educational Psychologist

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
~Sydney J. Harris, American author, journalist, 1917-1986

“When you crave the end result, the hard work becomes irrelevant.”
~Tim Grover, author, CEO of ATTACK Athletics, Inc

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.
~Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American steel magnate & philanthropist, 1835-1919

It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.
~Stephen Kellogg, American singer-songwriter

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
~Earl Nightingale, author, entrepreneur, philosopher

Setting goals and working toward them with daily diligence is a success habit that will see you to where you want to go.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Make it till you make it.
~Chase Jarvis, entrepreneur & world-class photographer

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Your hustle needs to match your goals.
~Gary Vaynerchuk, Businessman, thought leader, author & speaker

Daily focus through perpetual and consistent effort keeps that needle threaded. Stitching together the pieces is the only way to achieve your goals.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Set your goals high, and don’t stop ’till you get there.
~Bo Jackson, American former baseball and football Allstar

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
~Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, 1883-1970

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
~Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, 1813-1855

We should always do more and expand beyond our comfort zone to truly discover who we are.
~Joshua Robertson, Fantasy fiction author, entrepreneur, LMSW

The great thing about my goals is that I can die trying and die happy because everyday I did something toward my goal/s.
~Shannon Billings, Shannon’s Sweet Tooth Farm

You’re building the pathway from where you are to where you want to go. Daily, does it.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
~Austin Kleon, artist, author, & entrepreneur

What makes a winner is a winning mindset fortified by winning habits and relentless focus on goals.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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And… a few more goals quotes to help inspire your goal setting.

“It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.”
~Stephen Kellogg, American singer-songwriter

Create the life you want to live, one day at a time.

The Day is the Way.


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