The Top 60 Goal Setting Quotes That Will Inspire You To Achieve Your Goals and Live The Dream

Goal Setting has always been a passion of mine. For as long as I remember, I’ve always been passionate in setting goals and achieving them. I think everyone should learn how to set and achieve goals for there are so many lessons we can learn from it. Lessons such as confidence in oneself, how to get what you want, living life on your terms and a sense of fulfilment.

If you study all the great entrepreneurs and people who have achieved something in their life, they all started with a goal, a dream and a wish. None of them knew how they would achieve it but all they had was a goal. Once they set a goal, they went ahead and started working at it day in and day out.

Here are some of the most inspiring quotes on people who have set and achieved their goals.



“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” ~ Jim Rohn


“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~ Michelangelo


“Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams and goals. ” ~ Unknown


“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” ~ Og Mandino


“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


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



“You have to set 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


“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


“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” —Michael Korda


“Goals. There’s 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. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” —Jim Rohn


“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.” —Seth Godin



“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill


“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” – Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog


“Most “impossible” goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” – Don Lancaster


“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 has achieved the second.” – Logan Pearsall Smith


“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar


“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown 


“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” – Henry Ford 



“The starting point of great success and achievement has always been the same. It is for you to dream big dreams. There is nothing more important, and nothing that works faster, than for you to cast off your own limitations and begin dreaming and fantasizing about the wonderful things that you can become, have, and do.” – Brian Tracy 


“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill 


“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” – Elbert Hubbard 


“What matters is where you want to go. Focus in the right direction!” – Donald Trump 


“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Author Unknown 


“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” — Earl Nightingale



“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau


“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 that’s worthwhile.” — Chris Burke


“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb


“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


“Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.” — Dennis DeYoung


“You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” — Dale Carnegie



“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


”It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” — Brian Tracy


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden


“Begin with the end in mind.” — Stephen Covey


“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretsky


“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” –Robert H. Schuller


“To me, there is only one form of human depravity – the man without a purpose.” – Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged



“If you raise your standards but don’t really believe you can meet them, you’ve already sabotaged yourself. You won’t even try; you’ll be lacking the sense of certainty that allows you to tap the deepest capacity that’s within you… Our beliefs are like unquestioned commands, telling us how things are, what’s possible and impossible and what we can and can not do. They shape every action, every thought and every feeling that we experience. As a result, changing our belief systems is central to making any real and lasting change in our lives.”  – Anthony Robbins 


“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


“Goals determine what you’re going to be.” -Julius Erving


“Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.” -Robert Allen


“Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself. Don’t be afraid to draw attention to that single, sterling quality that elevates you above mediocrity.” – Demian Farnworth


“For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action.” — Adam Braun via Marie Forleo


“Life isn’t about the 50 vacations you’ll take while you’re on this planet. It’s about the 25,000 days between them. Stop creating a life that you need a vacation from. Instead, move to where you want to live, do what you want to do, start what you want to start, and create the life you want today. This isn’t rehearsal people. This is YOUR life.” – Dale Partridge


“I started to share my goals with others; but more importantly, I reviewed those goals on a daily basis. That’s right — every day I would read my goals, making sure I was staying on track.  … The difference in the direction my life took from that point on is beyond remarkable to me.” — Joe Pulizzi



“I pick 5 major goals, and I create a vision board for each goal and also set 5 milestones I need to pass in order to meet the goal. … Just think 5×5. That gives you 25 milestones you can be working on the whole year. Centering your energy around 25 things per year is a way to equip yourself with immense focus and clarity around what’s to come for you.” – Natalie Macneil


“Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Unknown


“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” – Fitzhugh Dodson


“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


“In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.”  – Arnold H. Glasgow



“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.” – Dag Hammarskjold


“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” – Sydney Smith


“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” – Ronald Reagan


“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” – Aristotle


“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


“Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.” – Scott Reed



“Goals determine what you’re going to be.” – Julius Erving


“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus


“By losing your goal, You have lost your way.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


“The unfortunate aspect about living life without your own goals is that you may very well reach a point in your life where you will wonder, ‘what would have happened if I had only done.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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Author: Khoa Bui

Khoa Bui is an author, trainer and chief editor of YouBeRelentless. He enjoys reading books on self development, success, productivity, money, relationships and leadership. When he's not writing, he likes to enjoy a glass of red wine with a fine cuban cigar while watching the entire season of Entourage. You can check out Khoa's work at

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