174 quotes about Goals
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The most important thing about goals is having one.
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When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
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Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
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First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
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Give yourself something to work toward -- constantly.
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To meet my goals, I couldn't let up when I was playing tennis.
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The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
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Some people drift along like a cork on a river, feeling that they cannot do anything except drift, moment to moment. This is an attitude of mind. Everyone can be constructive even in tiny ways.
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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.
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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.
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Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
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As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.
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Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams.
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Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical.
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If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
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You may not accomplish every goal you set -- no one does -- but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly.
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Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
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Goals help you channel your energy into action.
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A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?
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A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.
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There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere. They are different and yet they are the same. The success has this over his rivals: He knows where he is going.
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You can plant a dream.
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A salesman must also have flexible goals. You may say, I want to sell 10 accounts this week, and you sell five. You're ready to die. But, you tell yourself, Five isn't too bad. You know, next week maybe I'll sell 10.
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I consider a goal as a journey rather than a destination. And each year I set a new goal.
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A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
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I learned that, before you reach an objective, you must be ready with a new one, and you must start to communicate it to the organization. But it is not the goal itself that is important.
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If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
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One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
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Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Said the Cat. I don't much care where -- Said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go, said the Cat.
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It is necessary to try to surpass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
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Let us watch well our beginnings, and results will manage themselves.
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The first essentials, of course, is to know what you want.
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Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure.
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Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.
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We're all pilgrims on the same journey-but some pilgrims have better road maps.
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Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.
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If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed.
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Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.
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Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
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Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.
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It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.
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If one were to take that goal out of out of its religious form and look merely at its purely human side, one might state it perhaps thus: free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind.
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We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
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Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.
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Goals determine what you're going to be.
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Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
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In whatever position you find yourself determine first your objective.
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Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.
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Knowing where you're going is all you need to get there.
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Unless you have some goals, I don't think there's any way to get above the pack. My vision was always well beyond what I had any reason to expect.
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A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
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The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement.
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The goals you set for yourself and the strategies you choose become your blueprint or plan. Strategies are like recipes: choose the right ingredients, mix them in the correct proportions, and you will always produce the same predictable results: in this case financial success. The success strategies for managing money and building wealth are called Money Strategies. By learning to use money strategies as a part of your day-to-day life, financial frustration and failure will become a thing of the past.
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In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
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A distracted existence leads us to no goal.
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What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won.
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Their is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.
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One never goes further than when they do not know where they are going.
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Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.
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Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only those who keep their eye fixed on the far horizon will find their right road.
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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.
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You get what you set out to do.
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To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action until the goal is reached. The key is action.
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There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
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A goal is a dream with a deadline.
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You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things -- to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
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Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
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Goals are dreams with deadlines.
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Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
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Aim for the top. There is plenty of room there. There are so few at the top it is almost lonely there.
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Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there.
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What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, changes one frame of mind and for the moment realizes itself.
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You are not likely to get anywhere in particular if you don't know where you want to go.
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Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism.
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The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows whither he is going.
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Without a goal to work toward, we will not get there.
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The mind's direction is more important than its progress.
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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.
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From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.
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Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view.
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If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
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Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.
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You have to set new goals every day.
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There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal!
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Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.
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I've surpassed any goal I set for myself as far as my body, my career, and getting married.
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You cannot do a goal. Long-term planning and goal-setting must therefore be complemented by short-term planning. This kind of planning requires specifying activities. You can do an activity. Activities are steps along the way to a goal. Let's say you desire security. Putting $10.00 in the bank or talking to your stockbroker about your investment plans are activities that will move you toward your goal.
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People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
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If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
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You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.
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Becoming a star may not be your destiny, but being the best that you can be is a goal that you can set for yourselves.
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When you determined what you want, you have made the most important decision of your life. You have to know what you want in order to attain it.
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People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to look forward to -- to work for and hope for.
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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 goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. 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 a sin
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The capabilities of the human mind are enormous. There is usually no inherent reason you cannot accomplish whatever goal you set for yourself.
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A set definite objective must be established if we are to accomplish anything in a big way.
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You return and again take the proper course, guided by what? -- By the picture in mind of the place you are headed for...
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There is no achievement without goals.
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Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky.
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The person who has the will to undergo all labor may win any goal.
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The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
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No wind favors him who has no destined port.
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No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
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In life, the first thing you must do is decide what you really want. Weigh the costs and the results. Are the results worthy of the costs? Then make up your mind completely and go after your goal with all your might.
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The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
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Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
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All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.
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People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
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Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal.
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The big thing is that you know what you want.
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You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.
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Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high.
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To be come fully alive a person must have goals and aims that transcend himself.
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Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal, My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
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You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
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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.
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What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
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We didn't get great goals. We just scored no-fear goals. Heart goals.
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Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
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It is better to finish something than begin.
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Take heed you do not find what you do not seek.
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No wind is of service to him that is bound for nowhere.
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My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose -- somehow we win out
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This one step -- choosing a goal and sticking to it -- changes everything.
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People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals -- that is, goals that do not inspire them.
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Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.
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The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without firs taking some form of positive action toward its attainment.
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Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
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If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
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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.
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Make measurable progress in reasonable time.
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Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.
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It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work.
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Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
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Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
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When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.
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If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
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If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
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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.
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There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
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There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere. There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals.
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An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
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To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
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You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination.
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There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
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I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best.
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Until input thought is linked to a goal purpose there can be no intelligent accomplishment.
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In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.
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Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into.
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Always have some project underway an ongoing project that goes over from day to day and thus makes each day a small unit of time.
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Your life can't go according to plan if you have no plan.
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Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it -- ink it!
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What three things do you want to accomplish this year? Write them down and place them on your refrigerator for inspiration all year long.
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Of toiling, uncheered and alone, That wins us the prizes worth earning, and leads us to goals we would own.
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Goals that are not written down are just wishes.
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Setting an exciting goal is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point-its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms.
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Decide what you want and write your goals. Then convert your goals into positive, present tense statements called affirmations. Affirm your goals each day until they become part of your subconscious mechanism.
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Goals should be SMART: S = Specific M = Measurable A = Assignable (who does what) R = Realistic T = Time-Related
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If you don't care where you're going any road will get you there
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Have an aim in life -- then don't forget to pull the trigger.
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The only way to reach your long range goals is through achieving your short range objectives.
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Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
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If you don't know where you are going. How can you expect to get there?
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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A man has to have goals- for a day, for a lifetime- that was mine, to have people say, There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.
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If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the Spirit.
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Those who build beneath the stars build too low.
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Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.
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It is hard to begin to move when you don't know where you are moving, how to move, or if you are going to get there.
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Famous archer, Howard Hill won all of the 267 archery contests he entered. He could hit a bullseye at 50 feet, then split first arrow with the second. Would it be possible for you to shoot better than him? YES, if he were blindfolded! How can you hit a target you can't see? Even worse, how can you hit a target you don't even have!? You need to have GOALS in your life!
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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
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You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.
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A goal properly set is halfway reached.
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