30 Goals Quotes To Ignite Your Ambition

The first step towards achieving anything worthwhile is setting goals. In this article, you will find impressive quotes about goals. Having them in mind will help you achieve your dreams and goals faster.

As January is approaching and most people start making their goals and resolutions for the next year, we thought it’d be appropriate to collect some of the most inspiring quotes about achieving goals and share them with you.

For your weekly evaluation and analysis of your progress toward your objectives, we recommend reading one or more of the quotes below. 

These quotes will reiterate to you the value of having goals and putting forth the necessary effort to achieve them, as well as the necessity of sticking even in the face of adversity.

12 Quotes That Highlight The Power of Setting Goals

Being passionate about our goals keeps us motivated and offers us something to wake up to every morning.

Here are 12 famous goals quotes that highlight the power of setting goals:


“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” — Melody Beattie

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“Goals transform a random walk into a chase.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” — Bruce Lee

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“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

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“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” — Lawrence J. Peter

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“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” — Zig Ziglar

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“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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“By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.”  — Jack Canfield 

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“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” — Les Brown

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“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” — Michelle Obama

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“The great 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.” — Michelangelo

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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford

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8 Impressive Focus Goals Quotes

Focus is a skill, like learning how to play an instrument. Focus is also like a laser; the better the focus, the more powerful and effective the result!  

However, sometimes we get distracted from our goals and end up falling short of them. Here are some inspiring focus goals quotes that will help you stay focused on your goals.


“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” — Venus Williams

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“Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.” — LL Cool J

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“You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan well, focus, work hard, and be very determined to achieve your goals.” — Henry Sy

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“Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” — Bear Bryant

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“The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.” — Michael Jordan

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“The height of my goals will not hold me in awe, though I may stumble often before they are reached.” — Og Mandino

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“Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.” — Thurgood Marshall

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“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.”— Pablo Picasso

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Goals Quotes That Will Assist You In Realizing Your Dreams

There’s no better time than now to assess your short-term and long-term goals and get things moving in the right direction

This collection of goal-setting and achievement quotes serves to inspire and motivate you on your journey toward your own personal best.


“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” —Tony Robbins

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“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” — Bo Jackson

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar

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“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. 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

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“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” — Confucius

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis

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“I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.” — Katie Ledecky

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

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“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.” — Les Brown

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“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” — Denis Waitley

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The Wrap-Up!

We thank you for taking the time to read this article – we hope the quotes stirred up some of your inner ambition!

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Paul Smith recently completed his first 100 mile ultra, graduating to the field after discovering running in 2014 and getting hooked on 5k's and 10k's.

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