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45 Epic Goal Setting Quotes For A Successful Year

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Last Updated on 04 February, 2021
45 Epic Goal Setting Quotes For A Successful Year

Every year, I set aside some personal goals as well as professional goals for myself. The one thing that actually helps me to stay committed to my goals is a list of my favorite goal setting quotes.

When it comes to accomplishing a goal, the first step that comes to my mind is effective goal setting.

Goal setting allows us to visualize precisely what needs to be done and how to go on about accomplishing these goals.

As an employer it must be a constant nightmare to keep your employees motivated enough to accomplish the organizational goals.

According to a Towers Watson study, only half of the participating organizations say they effectively work with employees to set individual performance goals.

If you’re wondering why employees are accomplishing only some of their goals, this could be a reason why.

There are various ways through which you can motivate employees to reach their goals and objectives- Employee engagement, strong company culture, effective recognition.

But there is a another simple and easy way- uplifting goal setting quotes.

Inspiring goal setting quotes are a great way to constantly build motivation in your employees to stay focused on accomplishing goals and being their best self.

45 Goal Setting Quotes To Build Motivation

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Decorate your office with these 35 goal setting quotes and witness how the employee productivity soars.

Place these goal setting quotes in desks, walls and notice board. Print it out, send them regularly through emails, put them up on notice boards.

We are sure that at least one of these goal setting quotes will make your employees gear up and get going to achieve their aims!

1. Les Brown

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.

2. Jim Rohn

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

3. Brian Tracy

Successful people do things that the average person is not willing to do. They make sacrifices the average person is not willing to make. But the difference it makes is extraordinary.

3. Orison Swett Marden

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.

4. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.

5. Michael Phelps

I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.

6. Mark Twain

Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.

7. Albert Einstein

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

8. Wayne Dyer

My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.

9. Benjamin E. Mays

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 goals to reach.

10. Don Lancaster

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

11. Henry David Thoreau

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

12. Estee Lauder

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

13. Mary Kay Ash

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.

14. Tom Hiddleston

You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.

15. Rabindranath Tagore

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

16. Robert H. Schuller

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

17. Tina Fey

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.

18. Benjamin Elijah Mays

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.

19. Denis Waitley

Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.

20. Greg S. Reid

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.

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21. Brian Cagneey

In order to know where you're headed, you must be aware of your own personal goals.

22. Robin Sharma

The real values of setting and achieving goals lies not in the rewards you receive, but in the person you become as a result of reaching your goals.

23. Og Mandino

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.

24. Ronald Reagan

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 always win out.

25. Logan Pearsall Smith

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.

26. Roopleen

The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.

27. Richelle E. Goodrich

Just pick a goal and stick to it―no big complicated secret.

28. Tim Blixseth

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.

29. Will Smith

I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.

30. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

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31. Sir Edmund Hillary

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

32. Earl Nightingale

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.

33. Zig Ziglar

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

34. Michelangelo

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

35. Tony Robbins

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

36. Elon Musk

People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.

37. Michelle Obama

Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.

38. Maria Sharapova

I’m not the next anyone- I’m the first.

39. Peter Diamandis

What is grit? Grit is refusing to give up. It’s persistence. It’s making your own luck.

40. Karen Lamb

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

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41. Mark Zuckerberg

This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.

42. Amelia Earhart

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

43. Magnus Carlsen

Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it's okay to lose. I don't. You have to be merciless.

44. Stephen Hawking

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

45. Hippocrates

Life is short, the art long.

This article is written by Barasha Medhi is a content marketer at Vantage Circle.She is always on the lookout for interesting tidbits about the current HR and employee engagement space. For any related queries, contact