It's important to be a go-getter. But it's even more important to know what it is you want to go and get. -- Gary Kallback

In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. -- Henry David Thoreau

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. - Anonymous

A goal without a plan is just a wish. - Proverbs

Even though circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, never lose sight of your goal. Instead, 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

The goal in life is to die young - as late as possible. - Ashley Montagu

Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps. - Helmut Schmidt

Happiness is the ultimate goal. It is the goal of all other goals. - Deepak Chopra

Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. - Edward O. Wilson

I will guarantee you that the day you step outside your comfort zone by making success your goal is the day you discover that adversity, risk, and daring will make life sweeter than you ever imagined. - Mark Burnett

You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this, nothing works unless you do. - Nido Qubein

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. - Tom Landry

Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. - Ronald McNair

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

Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, thorough planning, dedicated execution and total follow-through. - Gerald R. Ford

By staying focused and flexible, you will meet and exceed your major life-forming goals. Success is not a resting-place. it is a launching pad. - Denis Waitley

Plant a shade tree under which you know you will never sit. Set some goals that may benefit your children or an orphanage or the employees of your company or future generations or your own city, fifty years from now. - Denis Waitley

The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become. - Brian Tracy

Goals are like stepping-stones to the stars. They should never be used to put a ceiling or a limit on achievement. - Denis Waitley

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. - Larry Bird

The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny. - Frederick Speakman

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours. - Doug Larson

Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals. - Denis Waitley

Be willing to wait longer for your goals to bear fruit than you had anticipated. - Denis Waitley

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before. - Polybius

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

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal, a commitment to excellence, that will enable you to attain the success you seek. - Mario Andretti

I think that fortune watcheth o'er our lives, surer than we. But well said: he who strives will find his goals strive for him equally. - Euripides

A dream is a vision, a goal is a promise. You can keep your promises to yourself by remaining flexible, focused, and committed. -- Denis Waitley

Goals are incredible important...or impotent. You decide. -- Doug Firebaugh

Setting goals is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your personal, professional and financial success. Goals are like a road map to your target destination. Each goal accomplished is another mile behind you on the way to where you want to be. - Mark Victor Hansen

Whenever you set a goal of any kind, you will have to grow and develop to the point where you are ready to achieve it. - Brian Tracy

To become a champion salesperson, you should set a goal to become someone people will not hesitate to recommend. Become someone people seek out as an expert in your field. -- Tom Hopkins