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Some Thoughts On Goals
Insights & quotes from successful people

Personal leadership must come from the inside out. You cannot wait for someone else to push you; you must motivate yourself through goal setting.
- Paul J. Meyer

If you do not consciously decide ahead of time where you are going, you may very easily end up somewhere else.
- Laurence J. Peter

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
- Denis Watley

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
- J.C. Penney

You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
- Kurt Lewin

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
- Oprah Winfrey

The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.
- Claude M. Bristol

Failure is not in an unsuccess goal, but in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays

The purpose of goals is to focus our attention. The mind will not reach toward achievement until it has clear objectives. The magic begins when we set goals. It is then that the switch is turned on, the current begins to flow, and the power to accomplish becomes a reality.
- "The Best of Success," by Wynn Davis

The most important thing about goals is having one.
- Geoffry F. Abert

Until input (thought) is linked to a goal (purpose) there can be no intelligent accomplishment.
- Paul G. Thomas

You will now have a starting place and a destination, and you will be able to determine what it will cost you to get there...You will be going someplace.
- H. Stanley Judd