December 10, 2018

Quotes about Goals!

Hi there!!!

I've been thinking a lot about goal setting, and I hope by now you have not only downloaded my Goal Getter Guides, but also shared the link within your circles! Sometimes, when setting goals or even in the middle of working towards those goals, some extra motivation is needed in the form of quotes. We all love some good motivational quotes, and not only did I add some great ones in my Goal Getter Guides, I thought it would be nice to share some Goal Setting quotes right here. Some of them are long (I'll share 2 motivational messages I've posted at my desk at work), some are short, and some are directly from the Bible.

The reason why I'm including Bible verses is because, as a Christian, I need my goals to be aligned with God's purpose and plan for my life. If the goals I'm setting contradict with His Word and will, then I cannot comfortably pray that God helps me with those goals.

Write the vision down and make it plain - Habakkuk 2:2

Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed - Proverbs 16:3

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. - Proverbs 16:9

I didn't include all of them, but each of these quotes spoke to me, and I couldn't leave them out of my goal planners. I must have gone through 20 different websites, and a good couple of hours, sourcing quotes that I feel would be inspirational. 

My goal is to be better today than I was yesterday. To improve myself, to enrich my life. I am running my own race. I compete with no one else but myself. This is my journey.

If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough!
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

My goal is to build a life I don't need a vacation from.
Rob Hill Sr

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.
Greg S. Reid

If the plan does not work, change the plan. Never the goal.

You achieved your goals because you refused to give up, and you put in the work.

We get motivational emails at work, and I take the time to ponder on them. I have these particular two printed and pasted on my desk for me to glance at a few times a day.

Take the next step
Whether your intended destination is a few feet away or several thousand miles, your job right now is the same. Take the next step. 

All you must do is take the next step. No matter how distant or complex or challenging the goal may be, the thing to do is take the next step. 

You don’t have to have it all figured out right now. You just have to know what’s next, and do it. 

There’s no need for a superhuman effort, no reason to procrastinate, no cause for dismay. Simply go ahead and take the next step. 

This moment has arrived and soon will be gone. Now, while you have it, make use of the moment to make some real progress. 

The path to achievement stretches out ahead. This is your opportunity to take the next step.
— Ralph Marston

Clear destination
Don’t just dream about your dreams, don’t merely fantasize about what you want to achieve. Act on your goals, start right away, and bring them to life. 

What is the path that will get you from here to there? What first step can you take today? 

Just about any objective you can imagine and sincerely desire is achievable. Yet you must make a solid, immediate and continuing commitment to put in the time, to do the work. 

You owe yourself more than just a string of unfulfilled wishes. You deserve the experience and satisfaction of making your dreams come to life. 

Challenge yourself first to be sure you truly want it. Then push yourself to make it happen, day after day, step by step. 

Give yourself a clear, brightly shining destination. And do what it takes, starting right now, to get yourself there.

— Ralph Marston

Don't forget, you can download the Goal Getter Guides right here! Do send me feedback when you start using them :)


  1. Hello Berry, I really enjoyed reading through the goal getter quotes especially the one that talks about running a personal race. It reminded me that we really are in a competition with no one else but to outdo the past. I have not been too keen on setting any goals in the past few years especially at the beginning of the year because the momentum fizzles out by mid-year but I think I just might renew my commitment to being a better version of me thanks to this post.


    1. Hi Jamila! Sorry it took me so long to respond. At the end of the day, we are the ones we should be "competing" against. I'm not even sure if we should call it competition; more like, we should aim to improve on ourselves. It seems a little kinder, I think.


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