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Motivational Goal Setting Quotes

A couple of days ago I wrote an article about how to set goals for success. Today I wanted to share with you 10 motivational goal setting quotes that will help you stay motivated throughout the year.

Without goals your dreams will only remain wishful thinking. If you have not yet set up your goals go back to the goal setting article and follow the steps. Then, feel free to print the goal setting goals that follow, read them often. They will help you stay inspired.

Here are the 10 goal setting quotes

1. To refresh your memory I created an image of the SMART goals we talked in the article on goal setting. S = specific, M = measurable, A = Attainable or Appropriate (depending where you look for the reference), R = Relevant  or Realistic and T = time-bound

Smart goals


2. The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting and achieving goals. ~ Og Mandino

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3. 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

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 4. Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. ~ Les Brown

goal setting quote by Les Brown


5. If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. ~ Andrew Carnegie

goal setting quotes by Carnegie


6. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. ~ George S. Patton

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7. The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. ~ Bill Copeland

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8. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Henry Ford

goal setting quotes Henry Ford


9. 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

goal setting quote Hansen


10. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Here is the end of the 10 goal setting quotes. I am giving you one more as a bonus, because the first one isn’t really an inspirational quote, but rather an easy to remember goal setting action plan. Plus I really liked the image I used. It was so appropriate for this particular quote.

11. 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



I hope you enjoyed reading these goal setting quotes and was able to pick out a few nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to your daily life and your work toward your successes. Please feel free to share your favorite goal setting quotes. Post them in the comments below or visit our Facebook and comment underneath the post there.


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2 Responses to Motivational Goal Setting Quotes

  1. Phil January 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    Truly inspirational. Great way to generate clickbait, too! Like that you give your blog a credit at the bottom of each. I’m gonna guess these are bringing you some traffic as well, am I right?