125 Inspiring Quotes to Keep You Focused on Your Goals and Achieving Your Dreams

125 Inspiring Quotes to Keep You Focused on Your Goals and Achieving Your Dreams

Below is a some of the best 125 Inspiring Quotes to Keep You Focused on Your Goals and Achieving Your Dreams. They are a collection of some of the best quotes I’ve come across on Goals and Achieving Your Dreams. If you have other quotes that have been inspiring to you, please leave a comment on the bottom with your quote. I’d love to hear from you.
“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”


~ Fitzhugh Dodson


“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky


“When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.”

~ Lily Tomlin


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

~ Earl Nightingale


“Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass – to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.”

~ Anthon St. Maarten


“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


“The road of life is strewn with the bodies of promising people. People who show promise, yet lack the confidence to act. People who make promises they are unable to keep. People who promise to do tomorrow what they could do today. Promising young stars, athletes, entrepreneurs who wait for promises to come true. Promise without a goal and a plan is like a barren cow. You know what she could do if she could do it, but she can’t. Turn your promise into a plan. Make no promise for tomorrow if you are able to keep it today. And if someone calls you promising, know that you are not doing enough today.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant


“No, my son, do not aspire for wealth and labor not only to be rich. Strive instead for happiness, to be loved and to love, and most important to acquire peace of mind and serenity.”

~ Og Mandino


“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


“Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.”

~ David J. Schwartz


“You must never doubt your ability to achieve anything, become anything, overcome anything and inspire everything.”

~ Tasha Hoggatt


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

~ Karen Lamb


“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”

~ Marcus Aurelius


“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”

~ Napoleon Hill


“Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.”

~ Shannon A. Thompson


“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”

~ Diana Scharf


“Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle towards a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind.”

~ Bruce Lee


“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


“You meet dozens of people who tell you you can’t do it. Surround yourself with the people who believe you will do it. Seek out and spend time with those rare people who tell you, no BS, why you haven’t done it yet, what it takes to do it, and how they could help you do it. Note how this advice works whether ‘it’ is robbing a bank, opening a gallery, or writing a bestseller. “It” is up to you. But you can’t do it alone.”

~ Heather Grace Stewart


“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”

~ Thomas Henry Huxley


“Goals are your destinations in life; objectives are the stops along the way.”

~ Gerard de Marigny


“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them.”

~ Unknown


“The first purpose of your life is to find the purpose of your life.”

~ Raaz Ojha


“Dream pleasantly; the dreams we held onto, became a reality.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”

~ Zig Ziglar


“Hope floats but effort propels.”

~ Rob Liano


“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”

~ Jack Penn


“Do not be afraid to pursue your God-given goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

~ Jimmy Dean


“If you can’t do what you really want to do, then do the next best thing!”

~ Stacey Culpepper


“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


“The more I accomplish, the more I know I’m capable of accomplishing.”

~ Tawny Lara


“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

~ Stephen King


“Large bodies of goal achievement research encourage written goals for good reason. When we write down our goals, we transform what we imagine into reality.”

~ Gina Greenlee


“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.”

~ Edmund Hillary


“One of the best kinds of thrill is defining, honoring, and achieving our goals.”

~ Gina Greenlee


“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


“Don’t do it! Don’t you dare think about giving up! EVERYTHING has a process. Work with the process, not against it. Move forward with purpose and never stop believing. You can do this! You know you can.”

~ Stephanie Lahart


“You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.”

~ Kathy Seligman


“The thing that makes you say, “I want to do something” – that is the beginning of talent.”

~ Stella Adler


“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

~ Napoleon Hill


“You are the only person that can create the future you want.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”

~ Jeffrey Gitomer


“Your goals and dreams must be written in journal or notebook. This will ignite a fire, divine power and divine strength within your soul. You will begin to reach out for your goals and dreams.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.”

~ Mario Andretti


“Entrepreneurs see what others can’t, do what others won’t, and accomplish what others dream.”

~ Ryan Lilly


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

~ Dennis DeYoung


“Take the challenge of your life. Reach out to your goals. There is no limit to what you can achieve.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“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


“Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.”

~ Eckhart Tolle


“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


“The difficulties of life should not distract you from the pursuit of your goals. Graciously pursue your goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.”

~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


“Keep calm and believe in yourself “only”.”

~ Aishwarya Shiva Pareek


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

~ Andrew Carnegie


“The power of inner strength lies in the ability to overcome the adversities of life and pressing onward toward the achievement of the goal.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“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


“My WHY is always greater than my SLEEP.”

~ Sivaprakash Sidhu


“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”

~ Bo Bennett


“Today, you can take an action that will lead you closer to your visions.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them.”

~ Unknown


“You can’t achieve major goals with minimal work.”

~ Rob Liano


“Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.”

~ John Carmack


“Have faith in your abilities and stay committed to your goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“Any unforeseen challenges that crop up are only there to test your resolve on your way to ultimate success in reaching your goal.”

~ Byron Pulsifer


“Never allow your dreams to die. Hold on tightly to your most cherished dreams.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves.”

~ Karen Casey


“The road to success can never be crossed easily. one must work hard and wisely to achieve certain goals of life.”

~ M.Ameer Hamza


“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.”

~ Earl Nightingale


“Cultivate the habit of setting clearly-defined written goals; they are the road maps that guide you to your destination.”

~ Roy Bennett


“Stay committed and dedicated to your goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“You can set a direct course for your future by defining your goals, or, you can take the opposite position and just let the future haphazardly unfold by itself.”

~ Catherine Pulsifer


“You must have goals for your life. Do not fear take a bold step to realize your goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


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

~ Brian Tracy


“A goal is a written plan. Write your dreams and visions.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


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

~ John Wooden


“Do not postpone your happiness to “achievement” of goals.

It is not worth postponing your happiness, even for a moment…

Learn to “be happy” first, and then go about achieving your goals…”

~ Manoj Arora


“We do not develop anything with one giant step. No matter who you are, or what you do, each one of us had had to take a lot of individual steps to accomplish a task, a job, a career, or even a hobby.”

~ Catherine Pulsifer


“Great goals make great people. People cannot hit what they do not aim for.”

~ Roy Bennett


“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

~ Jim Rohn


“It will not always be easy, but it will always be beautiful.”

~ Charlotte Eriksson


“Begin with the end in mind.”

~ Stephen Covey


“Every hour you are not going after your passion, making your dreams a reality or defining your purpose is an hour you can’t get back. Is what you’re doing right now, this day, this moment getting you closer to where you want to be? If not, readjust your focus. It’s your future. Go get it!”

~ Elizabeth Bourgeret


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

~ Wayne Gretsky


“Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.”

~ Robert G Allen


“An easy life is rarely meaningful and a meaningful life rarely easy.”

~ Oliver North


“Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses 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


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt


“Life changes so quickly and like a sailboat you either wait for whatever cross wind comes your way to move you on your journey or you can actually decide where you want to go and use the ship’s engine to stay on course.”

~ Wes Adamson


“Your Mistakes don’t define you, rather it directs you towards your goal and leads you to victory.”

~ Hardik Desai


“When you know what you want and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.”

~ Jim Rohn


“Be original and don’t be afraid to stand out. Never downplay your capabilities. Everybody won’t believe in you and everybody won’t rejoice with you, and that’s quite alright. Self-motivation, self-love, and self-determination will guide you through. ALWAYS believe in yourself because that’s what truly matters most.”

~ Stephanie Lahart


“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life that you want, you’re going to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”

~ Kevin Ngo


“When you know what you want and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.”

~ Jim Rohn


“When you find what you want in life, you just gotta go for it.”

~ Chris Coppernoll


“One does not advance when one walks toward no goal, or – which is the same thing – when his goal is infinity.”

~ Émile Durkheim


“You haven’t failed until you quit trying.”

~ Anonymous


“Passionately pursue your goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.”

~ Amelia Earhart


“Anyone can be remarkable, if they have something truly remarkable to do. Set remarkable goals for yourself and get to work on achieving them. Then, watch in amazement as you become remarkable.”

~ Marelisa Fábrega


“The goal was never dependent on the route that took me there. It was always dependent on the heart that got me through whatever route opened itself up to my efforts.”

~ Dan Pearce


“When you set a goal, you have a responsibility to yourself to see it through. No matter how impossible it may seem, resolve to accomplish it.”

~ Jaha Knight


“The important thing isn’t proving you can achieve a goal, but living every moment along the way, even the side trips”

~ Lisa Wingate


“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up some where else.”

~ Yogi Bera


“Believe in yourself. Determine to pursue your goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“So, you’ve failed many times at many things. That’s okay! Learn, grow, and move forward. With the right attitude and mindset, you can learn a lot from failure. Pay attention and keep on striving! You’ve got this!”

~ Stephanie Lahart


“Your goals are the most important thing in your life.”

~ P?teris Bit?ns


“Face the truth about what is standing in the way of your intention.”

~ Shandel Slaten


“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.”

~ Yogi Berra


“You’ll be hard-pressed to reach your goals if you don’t map out where you’re going. Take time to navigate your life.”

~ Richelle E. Goodrich


“Today is all you have. Pursue your goals.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


“My goals may seem impossibly far-fetched when really they’re not. Break them down into steps and see how I accomplish great things. I can easily reach from A to B. I can manage from B to C. I can then make it from C to D. And so eventually, I will find my way from A to Z.”

~ Richelle E. Goodrich


“You won’t fail! That’s the fear in you lying to you. You will succeed! That’s why fear is trying so hard to stop you. I encourage you to take that first step. Walk into your purpose and do what you were born to do. Have faith in yourself. Have courage to move forward doubting NOTHING. Doubt has no place and serves no purpose. Give yourself a chance to uncover all of the greatness that’s within you!”

~ Stephanie Lahart


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… Do the thing you thing you cannot do.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt


“Pain is a spiritual wake-up call showing you that there are oceans you have not yet explored. Step beyond the world you know. Reach for heights that you never thought possible. Go to places you have deemed off limits. This is the time to take off the shell of your past and step into the rich possibilities of your future. God does not give us dreams that we cannot fulfill. If you want to do something great with your life-whether it’s to fall madly in love, become a teacher, be a great parent-if you aspire to do something beyond what you are doing now, this is the time to begin. Trust yourself.”

~ Debbie Ford


“To accomplish the best you can, first aim for the best you can’t.”

~ Moffat Machingura


“A key ingredient to achieving your goals is to make sure your goals are totally congruent with who you are as a person. Your head and hearts desire must match. It’s such an important step in goal achievement and if we miss it, we can end up travelling a long way down the wrong path!”

~ Rachael Bermingham


“Without a goal or an obstacle you’re just running through a green cricket pitch for the rest of your life.”

~ Chloe-Jasmine Whichello


“If it is to be, it’s up to thee. You are responsible for your success.”

~ Rob Liano


When life throws you to your back, you need to know how not to get pinned, get off of your back and do enough to make up the difference in order to win.”

~ John A Passaro


Occasionally ask, “What is the connection between what I want most in life and anything I plan to do today?”

~ Robert Braul


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

~ Les Brown


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

~ Henry Ford


One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.

~ Sidney Howard


It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.

~ Samuel Johnson


Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.

~ Doug Larson


Here’s to our Success!

Jerry D Ross


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