Goal Quotes

Reading goal quotes on a daily basis are a great way to stay motivated through your training program. Print off your favourites and post them in an obvious place.

Here are some of my favourite goal quotes by some of the greatest thinkers (and doers) of all time. Some of these may resonate with you more than others so print up your favourites and post on the wall beside your training program, at home, at work, in your workout room or simply your favourite place to hang out in.

I hope these quotes help to keep your mind and heart on what you're after!


Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill

Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

Kathleen Norris

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.

Maxwell Maltz

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

Mary Tyler Moore

Those who can "take it" are bountifully rewarded for their persistence. They receive, as their compensation, whatever goal they are pursuing. There is no substitute for persistence! It cannot be supplanted by any other quality! Remember this in the beginning and it will hearten you when the going may seem difficult and slow.

Those who have cultivated the habit of persistence seem to enjoy insurance against failure. No matter how many times they are defeated, they finally arrive up near the top of the ladder. Sometimes it appears there is a hidden guide whose duty is to test people through all sorts of discouraging experiences. Those who pick themselves up after defeat and keep on trying arrive; and the world cries, "Bravo! I knew you could do it!" The hidden guide lets no one enjoy great achievement without passing the persistence test. Those who can't take it simply do not make the grade.

Napoleon Hill

Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change.

Tom Clancy

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

Debbi Fields

Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you.

Jeffrey Gitomer

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts.

Booker T. Washington

So what do we do? Anything - something. So long as we don't just sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

Lee Iacocca

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to.

George E. Allen

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.

Robert Conklin

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

When you are clear, what you want will show up in your life, and only to the extent you are clear.

Janet Attwood

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. 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

You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.

Sidney A. Friedman

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams

Les Brown

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong

Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.

Marcia Wieder

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

William James

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition.

Bob Proctor

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Denis Waitley

Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.

Dennis DeYoung

Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

Kathleen Norris

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

Dale Carnegie

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Confucius

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.

Jim Rohn




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