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Words of Wisdom on Goal Setting
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Avoid perfection. That last 10% of effort and skill it takes to achieve
it isn't worth the time.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
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 achieve the second.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your
energies on a limited set of targets.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants;
cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just
think itink it!
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to
accomplish what at first seemed impossible.
The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your
goal and launch, get started, take action, move.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start
from now and make a brand new ending.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
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.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge
after them in an unstoppable manner.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential
to really keep us alive.
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.
Do not mistake activity for achievement.
Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage
but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.
If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes
off your goal.
The greatest 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.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a
man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart
enough to know they were impossible.
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only
as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and
what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
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.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective.
Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money,
materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end!
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not
reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly
the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path
to its fulfillment.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish
it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what
Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has
set sail with no destination.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the
goals, adjust the action steps.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to
always reach my destination.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly
arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only
of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground.
Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these
can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or
Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved, has
already defined his own limitations.
Reach high, for star lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream
precedes the goal.
By losing your goal, you have lost your way.
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