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To succeed in any significant task in life you need to set goals. See 97 quotes about setting and achieving your goals to help you realize your.

One man decided to reach for his dream. But he didn’t have enough strength to do it. So he turned to his mother:
– Mother, help me!
– Darling, I would be glad to help you, but I don’t have it. And everything I have, I already gave to you…
He asked a wise man:
– Master, tell me, where can I get strength?
– It is said that, it is on the Everest. But I couldn’t find anything there, except the snowy winds. And when I came back, the time was irretrievably lost…
He asked the priest:
– Holy Father, where to find the strength for realization of my dream?
– In your prayers, my son. And if your dream is false, you will understand it and find peace in your prayers…
The person asked everyone, but the only result of his searches was confusion.
– Why are you so confused? – asked an old man passing by.
– I have a dream, good man. But I don’t know where to find strength for its realization. I asked everyone, but there was no one who could help me.
– No one? – a light flashed in the old man’s eyes, – And did you ask yourself? (

15 Powerful Goal Achieving Quotes

  1. “Begin with the end in mind.” Steven Covey
  2. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb
  3. “A goal without a plan is a daydream.” Rick Conlow
  4. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Anthony Robbins
  5. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean
  6. “If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day to day life necessary to achieve it.” Jill Koenig
  7. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn
  8. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal.” Earl Nightingale
  9. “If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your mind before you actually arrive at your goals.” Zig Ziglar
  10. “A goal is a DREAM with a deadline.” Napoleon Hill
  11. “The great glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live with purpose.” Michel de Montaigne
  12. “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.” Don Lancaster
  13. “The significance of man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.” Kahlil Gibran
  14. “Obstacles are frightful things when you take your eye off your goal.” Henry Ford
  15. “If you want to make your dream come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” J.M. Power

May these quotes add clarity to your thinking and dreaming about your life’s goals. Dream big, think big and act big. You’ll achieve glorious results and realize more than you dreamed possible.

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50 Goal Quotes That Will Inspire and Motivate You

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The road to your dreams isn’t always easy to navigate, sometimes dotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome—and hard, mind-numbing times that will make you feel like quitting. Just remember this if you get lost along the way: Anything worth having doesn’t come easy. So don’t turn back around. Don’t give up.

As you work to achieve your most ambitious goals, push yourself to keep moving forward with these 17 motivational quotes.

Related: Top of Mind: 7 Ways to Boost Self-Motivation

1. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —Norman Vincent Peale

2. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” —Walt Disney

3. “Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.” —Pauline Kael

4. “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.” —George Herbert

5. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” —George Whitefield

6. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” —W. Clement Stone

8. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” —Sam Levenson

9. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps

10. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” —Theodore Roosevelt

11. “We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” —Michael Korda

13. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” —Simone de Beauvoir

14. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth

15. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe

16. “Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” —Kevin Ngo

17. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” —Harriet Beecher Stow

Related: 19 Quotes About Motivation

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Achieving your dreams is no small task. No matter how driven you are, sometimes life’s challenges beat you up and leave you feeling like giving up.

The key to keep going is to find some motivation, and here is where inspirational quotes come in.

They change the way you feel about yourself, give you the strength to keep pushing on and allow you to remain focused on your goals.

To provide you with that dose of motivation, we have collected for you a list of 97 interesting quotes that will inspire you to achieve success in life and business.


1. “Unless you dream, you are not going to achieve anything.” – Richard Branson

The billionaire founder of the Virgin Group reminds us that everything starts with a dream. Without a vision of where you want to be in life, you will never get there.

2. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

This quotes tells us that we should be constantly looking for opportunities in life. If you miss an opportunity, that is not the end. Another one will come. Just prepare yourself so you do not miss the next one.

3. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

Sometimes, people become overly confident after achieving success. It makes them think that they cannot lose, which often leads to recklessness. Bill Gates reminds us that we should not let success get to our heads.

4. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

The American entrepreneur, investor and TV personality encourages us to not give up in the face of adversity. If you dedicate enough effort, there’s a solution to everything.

5. “Don’t just give yourself boundaries!” – Idris Elba

There are no limits to the things we can achieve in life, so why create limits for yourself? The English actor and musician encourages us to think big and reach out for our wildest dreams.

6. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” – Elon Musk

Your attitude determines how your life will turn out. With this quote, the billionaire engineer and investor reminds us the importance of a positive outlook on life.

7. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

With this gem of wisdom, the Apple cofounder reminds us to always be hungry for success, and to always seek knowledge. Don’t ever think you are too accomplished or too knowledgeable.

8. “When you give up it means you never wanted it.” – Kendrick Lamar

In this little nugget of wisdom, the American rapper and producer encourages us to be persistent. If you really want something, you should be ready to do whatever it takes to get it. Giving up should not be an option.

9. “It’s a fine line, but if you don’t jump out to do something you’ll never get there.” – Lori Greiner

Those who achieve great things in life are those who step out and actually get started. You will never reach your destination if you do not take the first step. Be a person of action.

10. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

In life, things seldom go according to plan. However, this does not mean that we should quit if things don’t work out. If you want to achieve your dreams, you should be ready to adapt and improvise if things don’t go as planned, but never lose sight of the goal.

11. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

Success is not a destination. It is a journey. No one becomes successful overnight. If you want to become successful, you should be willing to put in the work every single day.

12. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

You cannot learn how to do something by sitting and reading about it. The only way to learn is to act, make mistakes and learn from them.

13. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

The American entrepreneur and motivational speaker reminds us that you cannot achieve an extraordinary life by doing ordinary things. If you want to achieve greatness, you have to be willing to sacrifice and get outside your comfort zone.

14. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

You cannot become great by doing a little of everything. If you want to achieve greatness, decide what you want to do, dedicate all your efforts to it and aspire to be the best at it. If you do this, success will definitely find you.

15. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Life is not straightforward. You will face many challenges and obstacles as you pursue your dream. You will fail several times. Those who achieve success are those that keep chasing their dream despite all the challenges and failure that comes their way.

16. ”Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter. Nothing will come to you unless you work for it. If you want to overcome the obstacles that are preventing you from living your best life, you will have to improve yourself.

17. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

Sometimes, we end up leading mediocre lives because we settle for good enough and become complacent. If you want to be great, don’t settle. See if there’s an opportunity for you to improve if you are willing to take the risk.

18. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

You cannot please everyone in life. No matter what you do, people will have an opinion. Don’t let the opinions of others keep you from living your best life. Do what you have to do to achieve your dreams without caring what others think.

19. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

People often look at successful people and assume they are lucky. However, success is not about luck. It is about effort. The harder you work, the more successful you will be. Work hard, achieve your dreams and let others assume you are lucky.

20. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

Don’t let the opinions of others influence your life. Stop chasing other people’s definition of success, because at the end, you only have one life. Instead, listen to your inner voice and do what pleases your heart.

21. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

You won’t achieve greatness by playing it safe. If you want success, you should be willing to take risks and face your fears.

22. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

You might read these quotes and feel inspired to start taking action to better your life. However, what matters is not getting started, but following through. Motivation will give you the initial push to get started, but unless you make a habit out of whatever action you decided to take, you won’t see any results.

23. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

There’s no such thing as an online success. People only see the glory of winning, not the effort and amount of time spent behind the scenes as one strives to become the best. If you want success, you must be willing to put in the hard work.

24. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Christopher Columbus

Stop playing it safe. To achieve success, you must be willing to take risks and step out of your comfort zone.

25. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Assume people playing a game of hockey. The team that takes shots at the goal has a higher chance of winning that the team that takes zero shots. Gretzky reminds us the importance of taking action. Whenever an opportunity comes your way, grab it.

26. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

The first step to winning is to believe in yourself. Here, Henry Ford reminds us the importance of having the right mindset. If you set out expecting to win, you will do all it takes to win. If you set out expecting failure, you will most likely fail.

27. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

Fear holds many of us back and keeps us from living up to our potential. The fear of failing. The fear of other people’s opinions. The fear of putting in a lot of effort for nothing. However, if you want to achieve greatness and live your best life, you must be willing to face and overcome your fears.

28. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in life boils down to the decision you make. Your decisions will decide where you get in life. The decisions you make today will have a lasting impact on your life. The point here is that we have control over the outcome of our lives through the decisions we make.

29. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

There cannot be success without failure, so do not be afraid of making mistakes. Stop striving for perfection. Go ahead and start working on your dreams. Make mistakes, learn from them and grow.

30. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten”. – Tony Robbins

You cannot change your life by doing the same things you have been doing. If you want to achieve something you have never achieved before, you will need to do something you have never done before.

31. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

You can only achieve greatness if you are willing to face and overcome your challenges. Whenever you face any obstacles as you pursue your dreams, instead of giving up, face them head on. Overcoming your challenges will give you the strength and resilience you need to achieve your dreams.

32. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

You cannot achieve anything if you approach it with doubts. The only way to realize the tomorrow you envision is to let go of your doubts and believe in yourself.

33. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is an American inventor who is well known for his persistence. In this quote, he reminds us that we should never give up on our dreams. If he had given up after trying to invent the light bulb for the 1000th time, we wouldn’t have the light bulb today. However, he gave it one more try and went down the books of history as the inventor of the light bulb.

34. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

Stop giving excuses. If you really desire something, you should do whatever it takes until you achieve it.

35. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. It is trying to please everybody.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

It is impossible to please everybody. You have no control over what others think about you, and if you are always worried about people opinions, you won’t do anything for yourself. Learn how to not care about people’s opinions and you are on your way to success.

36. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” – Walt Disney

This is a very powerful quote. Walt Disney reminds us that everything in this world is achievable. Therefore, don’t get intimidated by your dreams. There’s nothing like dreaming too big. The fact that you can dream it means you can achieve it if you put your mind to it.

37. “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

You should never give up on your dreams regardless of whatever obstacles you find along the way. Keep pushing forward, keep improving yourself, and continue trying to find ways of surmounting the challenge. It doesn’t matter how slow you progress, the important thing is to always keep pushing forward.

38. “I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

The road to success is paved with failure. Instead of treating failure as a reason to quit, you should use failure as a lesson that makes you better equipped to achieve your goals.

39. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

Once you start doing big things, people will talk about you. People will criticize you. People will discourage you. Don’t let them distract you. Develop a thick skin and continue doing your stuff.

40. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

The American business magnate stresses the importance of getting started at this moment. Don’t procrastinate. Start working on your dreams today. His life is a good example of this principle; he started investing at the tender age of 11.

41. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

People only look at the glamorous side of greatness, without considering the hard work and sacrifices that great people put in order to achieve their success. If you want to achieve success, you should be willing to put in the work.

42. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

The world is a dynamic place. Everything is constantly changing. Companies like Nokia and Kodak, which were once leaders in their respective industries are nowhere near their former glory today, all because they did not anticipate and respond to change. If you want to survive, especially in business, you should be ready to respond to change.

43. “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” – Walt Disney

This one speaks for itself. You will never win by quitting. If you want to win, you have to keep going regardless of what you come against.

44. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Life is short, and you don’t know when you will expire. Therefore, you should make the most of the moment you have today. Live the life of your dreams today, because you are not assured of tomorrow. However, you should never stop improving your knowledge. You never know when it will come in handy.

45. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

The first step to doing great things is to view yourself as someone who is capable of achieving great things. This quote from the greatest basketball player ever is a reminder about the importance of self-confidence and belief in oneself.

46. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” – Helen Keller

Here, Helen Keller encourages us to maintain a positive outlook on life. When you re full of optimism and positivity, it is impossible for your mind to be consumed with pessimism and negativity.

47. “Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” – Carl Bard

Do not let your past define you or hold you back. Your past does not shape your future. Regardless of whatever might have happened in your past, you can start taking action and achieve the kind of future you want for yourself.

48. “Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

With this quote, American media proprietor and talk show host Oprah Winfrey reminds us that no success can be achieved without failure. The point here is that you should get used to failure and learn to overcome it.

49. “You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.” — Katie Couric

Since it is impossible to please everyone and have them like you, why waste your time trying. Focus on doing what feels right to you and forget about the opinions of others.

50. There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

As you pursue your dreams, there will be people who will try to discourage you. Don’t pay any attention to them.

51. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

There is never a perfect moment or the perfect conditions. If you want success, stop waiting for everything to fall into place. Start at this moment, with whatever you have.

52. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson

You cannot achieve excellence tomorrow is you spend today doing things that do not take you closer to excellence. If you desire success, you should start working for it today.

53. “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.” – Warren Buffet

This quote emphasizes the importance of seizing opportunities when they present themselves and giving them your best shot.

54. “You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Arianna Huffington

Everyone experiences fear, but those who achieve greatness are the ones who take action despite their fear. Trounce your fears and go after your dreams.

55. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

When pursuing success, it is inevitable that you will make mistakes along the way. However, if you want to be the best, you should take mistakes as learning experiences. Learn from your mistakes and never repeat them.

56. You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos

To succeed, you need to have a burning desire to succeed. Similarly, if failing is not an option, you will do whatever it takes to succeed.

57. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith

The key to succeeding is falling seven times and standing up eight times. Falling will not keep you from achieving your dreams provided you rise every time you fall and keep chasing your dreams.

58. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

It doesn’t matter what your goals is, if you put in the work, remain persistent despite any challenges you come across and if you are willing to give it time, you will definitely achieve your dreams.

59. “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” – Katharine Hepburn

It is impossible to please everyone, since each person is pleased by something different, and trying to please everyone will leave you exhausted. However if you do something that your heart desires, you will be sure that the most important person is pleased – you.

60. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

People envy those who have made it in life, but many are not willing to do what it takes to achieve the success. If you want greatness, you should be ready to put in the hard work; this will make your success sweeter once you achieve it.

61. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Stop trying to live your life according to the influences and opinions of others. There can only be one you.

62. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

To achieve anything worthwhile, you must be willing to take risks. If you choose to not take any risks, then you are risking not achieving anything. Would you rather risk achieving success or failing?

63. “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates

While you do not have a choice over the circumstances under which you are born, you have a choice over what you make of your life.

64. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” – Joyce Brothers

It is impossible to achieve success by thinking of yourself as a failure. The mind is very powerful, and what you believe has a way of manifesting in your life. Therefore, if you want to achieve success, you should start thinking of yourself as a successful person.

65. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.”Chanakya

In as much as mistakes should be treated as a learning experience, it doesn’t mean that you should make them all. A wise person learns from the mistakes of others.

66. “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” – Robert Strauss

This quote by Robert Strauss is about the importance of perseverance. Just as you would not stop wrestling a gorilla until you defeated it completely, you should not stop working towards you goals until you achieve them.

67. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama

A human being is thousands of times bigger than a mosquito, yet a mosquito can derive you of sleep the whole night, just by doing what it is capable of. Similarly, never think you are not enough to bring about change. Just doing what you can is enough to change the world.

68. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz

A common trait that most successful people share is self-discipline. The self-discipline to work even when you don’t feel like it. The self-discipline to work on something that does not have immediate results. The self-discipline to give it your best. If you want to achieve success, learn to be self-disciplined.

69. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

You can only achieve great wins by taking great risks. The greater the risk, the greater the chance of failure. Therefore, if you want to achieve great things, you should also be ready to fail miserably.

70. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

No one will come and offer to change your life for the better. If you want to change your life, it is up to you to get up and change it yourself. You are to blame if you are not living the life you want.

71. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

Sometimes, we focus on our careers and making money that we neglect other areas of our lives, such as family, friends, health and spirituality. With this quote, Dolly Parton reminds us that there is more to life than money.

72. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”-Colin Powell

Don’t expect your dream life to fall on your laps. You have to be determined to get it and you must put lots of hard work and sweat to achieve it.

73. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is not dependent on wealth, health, social status, friends or anything else. You have everything you need to be happy. Therefore, if you want to be happy, be.

74. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The outcome of your life is not determined by your past nor by the challenges that you are facing. It is determined by the determination that lies within you. With determination and the desire to win, nothing is impossible.

75. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

Failing to plan is planning to fail. The key to greatness is to know what you want and to have a plan on how you will achieve it. Without a plan, you give the worst that could happen to you a chance to happen.

76. “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.”Abraham Lincoln

With this quote, Abraham Lincoln teaches us the importance of preparation before undertaking any endeavor. The more prepared you are, the easier your endeavor will become and you will be able to perform it more effectively.

77. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

With this quote, Bill Gates reminds us the importance of being ourselves, living our own lives and following our own dreams. Stop trying to imitate others and live your own life.

78.The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

You should not let yourself be overwhelmed by the circumstances in which you find yourself. Instead, you should break free of these limitations and set your focus upon your goal.

79. “When you can’t change the direction of the wind, just adjust your sails.” – H. JacksonBrown Jr.

Very often, things do not go according to plan. However, this does not mean that you need to change your goal. Instead, you should adjust your plan depending on the prevailing conditions, while maintaining sight of your goal.

80. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

The greatest people in the world are not the most skilled or the most talented. Instead, they are the people with the greatest desire to win. If you have a strong desire to win, nothing can stop you.

81. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

With this quote, Cameron reminds us the importance of thinking big. If your goal is big enough, even if you don’t achieve it, you will still be above average.

82. “The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?” – Oprah Winfrey

With this quote, Oprah Winfrey reminds us that what matters is not working hard, but working hard on things that matter. Don’t get caught up in the cycle of being busy while the things keeping you busy don’t take you closer to your dreams.

83. “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” – NapoleonHill

If you want to succeed in life, don’t take advice from people who are not relevant. Sure, your family and friends matter, but if they have never done what you are trying to do, their advice may not be worthwhile.

84. “You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.” – Napoleon Hill

Success is not dependent on others. Your parents, friends and relatives cannot make you successful. If you want to achieve greatness, you have to be ready to do it on your own.

85. “I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?” – Omar Epps

Opportunity knocks once on every man’s door. Opportunities won’t wait for you to get yourself ready. The successful ones are those who are ready when opportunities present themselves.

86. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Thomas Edison

Once again, Thomas Edison emphasizes the need of working hard. You won’t get anywhere by sitting and whining. If you want to achieve excellence, get up and do what it takes.

87. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”John Muir

Nothing in this world is impossible. The only limit to what you can achieve in life is your imagination. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.

88. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”Stephen Covey

Different people come out different even after being faced with the same circumstances. What matters is not the circumstances, but how you choose to react to them. Will you let your circumstances hold you back, or will you use them as motivation?

89. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter F. Drucker

While it is impossible to predict the future with certainty, the best way to predict it is to dream up what you want the future to look like, and then start working on turning this dream into reality.

90.I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk

Never become comfortable with what you have achieved. The only way to remain great is to keep improving yourself and finding new opportunities.

91. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

Greatness is achieved by trying new things that others have not done before. However, if you are going to try something new, there will always be the possibility of failure.

92. Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.” – Warren Buffet

With this quote, Warren Buffet reminds us to be careful who we trust. Always take things said by people, especially advice, with a grain of salt.

93. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting 9 women pregnant.” – Warren Buffet

Patience is a great virtue. To achieve success, you should sometimes be ready to forego instant gratification and remain patient as you wait for your efforts to bear fruit.

94. “Remember, there’s no such thing as an unrealistic goal–just unrealistic time frames.” – Donald Trump

No dream is too big to be achieved. However, big dreams might take time before you achieve them. Don’t give up because you don’t see the results yet.

95. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Don’t get caught up in the past when it is already gone. Instead, focus on making the best of today.

96. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

This quote reminds us that we should have no limit to our imagination, and that we should never doubt our wildest dreams, because we can actually achieve them.

97. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

Before taking action, our imaginations tend to conjure scenarios of things going wrong. However, once you start taking action, only then do you realize that most of the things you were afraid of are not real.

And we all know the hard work it'll take to reach these goals. But sometimes we need a little help, or an inspirational quote to motivate us to jump into that hard.

Top 80 Motivational or Inspirational Quotes for Achieving Goals

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The ultimate list of motivational quotes on the web!

Every now and then, we all need a little extra inspiration or motivation to work towards our dream. Below I give you the ultimate list to encourage you, and keep you moving forward.

Motivational Quotes About Working Towards Your Biggest Goals

1.) “Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”

― Ray A. Davis

2.) “It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world.”

― Amy Poehler

3.) “What are you prepared to give for your dream? If it is not everything…stop pipe dreaming.”

― T.F. HodgeFrom Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

4.) “The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

5.) “When it comes to what you really want in life. Don’t take no for an answer. Take no for a question and Go for it!”

― Bernard Kelvin Clive


― Alex Haditaghi

7.) “The true cost of following your dreams isn’t what you sacrifice when you chase them, it’s what you lose when you don’t”

― Simon S. Tam

8.) “Your true passions will rise you up before the sun, to pick you up where you left off long after the moon went to bed. When we respond to the beckon of these kinds of intrinsic dreams they will make exciting the most tedious of work, they will lighten the heaviest of burdens, and will enable us to focus with laser precision on whatever array of tasks may be at hand for their progress.”

― Connie Kerbs

9.) “Be careful of what you dream and expect in life. You might just get it.”

― Manoj AroraDream On

10.) “The only way your dream will never come true is if you choose not to listen to it.”

― Michelle MurielEssie’s Roses

Motivational quotes about success and dreams

11.) “Some people spend the best part of their lives living the dreams of others”

― Bangambiki HabyarimanaThe Great Pearl of Wisdom

12.) “Let money follow your dreams. Don’t let your dreams follow money.”

― E’yen A. Gardner

13.) “Live in your dream. Refuse to wake up until it is completely over. Then dream again.”

― Bangambiki HabyarimanaThe Great Pearl of Wisdom

14.) “Love yourself and dream bigger.”

― Teresa CollinsLive LIFE in All Caps: The Teresa Collins Story

15.) “Your dream will never let you rest, it will keep knocking at your mind’s door instill imagination which will lead to a creative mind. Let loose your imagination and begin to create everything that’s given to you before the foundations of the earth. Dream like never before.”

― Euginia Herlihy

16.) “It is the possibility of the dream, which quickens my spirit to take action.”

― Lailah Gifty AkitaPearls of Wisdom: Great mind

17.) “If your steps are smaller than your dreams, you should increase your walking speed by hard work”

― Vivek Saliya

18.) “You have enough to create what you want.”

― Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!

19.) “You can have all your heart’s desires.”

― Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!

Motivational quotes about change in your life

20.) “Every dream is the beginning of a new life in your thoughts..”

― Munia Khan

21.) “Dreams don’t come true, they are true.”

― Brian Spellmanif the mind fits, shrink it.

22.) “When reality hurts, make sure to soar above the dream-stained sky!”

― Munia Khan

23.) “Success = Dream x Plan x Work
Conscious dreams are essential components of your success. When you are backed up by a convincing dream, meticulous planning, and 100% execution, you are bound to be victorious.”

― Vishwas ChavanVishwasutras: Universal Principles for Living: Inspired by Real-Life Experiences

24.) “Allow your dream to start from the lowest level, let it develop and let it grow in a reasonable pace because there is no room for cutting corners.”

― Euginia Herlihy

25.) “We are all blessed with different dreams and our duty is to share those dreams with others not envy one another.”

― Euginia Herlihy

26.) “Accomplishment of your dreams requires personal sacrifice and hardworking.
May you have a determined spirit, will power and a great passion for the accomplishment of your dreams.”

― Lailah GiftyAkita

27.) “Stay committed to your visions and dreams.”

― Lailah GiftyAkita

28.) “Those not chasing their dreams should stay out of the way of those who are.”

― Tim Fargo

29.) “You are worthy of your wildest dreams.”

― Nicole Guillaume

Motivational quotes about life and fear

30.) “To spend your life living in fear, never exploring your dreams is cruel. To work hard for money, thinking that it will buy you things that will make you happy is also cruel. To wake up in the middle of the night terrified about paying bills is a horrible way to live. To live a life dictated by the size of a paycheck is not really living a life. Thinking that a job makes you secure is lying to yourself. That’s cruel, and that’s a trap I want you to avoid…” — rich dad poor dad”

― Robert T. Kiyosaki

31.) “Never allow reality to get in the way of your dreams.”

― Mark W. Boyer

32.) “Sometimes my dream seems the stupidest thing in the world. Sometimes it is a secret treasure in my pocket”

― Anya ParrishDamage

33.) “A small dream leads to a big idea and endless opportunity…..!”

― M.H. RakibPakistan

34.) “To accelerate success, we must get as close to our dreams as possible as soon as possible.”

― Richie Nortonthe Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret

35.) “Whatever you do, don’t wait to start those dreams.”

― Richie NortonRésumés Are Dead and What to Do About It

36.) “To have a dream is a do or die so you have to persuade it with patience; you must have a room for challenges and a room for criticisms.”

― Euginia HerlihyTake a Step Right Now towards Your Dreams by Euginia

37.) “It’s not wrong to have dreams; in fact, to achieve anything in this world, you must have dreams”

― AmmaBhagwan

38.) “You must dream your life with great care.
Instead of living it as merely an amusement.”

― Arthur Cravan4 Dada Suicides: Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma, and Jacques Vaché

39.) “If I want more, I need to go and get it, demand it, take hold of it with all my might, and do the best I can with it.”

― Marchetta Melina

40.) “To dream is to have your own world you created in you’re in your mind but you have to unleash that world to the real world for everyone to benefit from it and also for your own benefit to grow and succeed.”

― Euginia Herlihy

41.) “Never believe that you are anything less than extraordinary.”

― Kaiden Blake

Motivational quotes about work and passion

42.) “Passion is the desire to do something with fervor. It is the certainty that one is going to accomplish their dreams.”

― Subhan Zein

43.) “Don’t let the walls fall down and crash your dreams. Build more walls up as you succeed.”

― Laci Midgley

44.) A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell

45.) Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

– Harriet Tubman

46.) Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, and dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

47.) Sleep is the best meditation.

Dalai Lama

48.) All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

49.) You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

50.) The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Motivational quotes about dreams and goals

51.) We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

Jesse Owens

52.) If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

53.) Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

James Dean

54.) A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. –

Oscar Wilde

55.) Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg

56.) Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.

Khalil Gibran

57.) Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

58.) I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.

Mike Tyson

59.) Dreams are necessary to life.

Anais Nin

Motivational quotes about failure

60.) Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.

Jim Valvano

61.) “Get mocked at for as much as you can, fail as much as you can, but don’t quit. Let every mockery, every failure, be a source of inspiration for you to reach for greatness, and that greatness will silence your critics.”

-Ajaero Tony Martins

62.) “Never be ashamed! There’s some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with.”

J.K. Rowling

63.) “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.”

W. Clement Stone

64.) “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Ray Kroc

65.) “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”

Mary Kay Ash

66.) “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller

67.) “Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.”

Tony Hsieh

68.) “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Steve Jobs

69.) “The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.”

Seth Godin

Motivational quotes about not giving up

70.) “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not, ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.'”

Tom Preston-Werner

71.) “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: Know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”

Dave Thomas

72.) “Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient, and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.”


73.) “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.”

Walter Cronkite

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

Venus Williams

75.) “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

Nolan Bushnell

76.) “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

Maya Angelou

77.) “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

Jeff Bezos

78.) “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”

Nelson Mandela

79.) “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”

Jack Kerouac

Motivational quotes about courage

80.) “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney

81.) “As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

82.) “Dream and give yourself permission to envision a you that you choose to be.”

Joy Page

83.) “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

84.) “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask, why? I dream of things that never were, and ask, why not?”

Robert Kennedy

85.) “All men of action are dreamers.”

James Huneker

86.) “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”


87.) “Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”

Anais Nin

88.) “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

Jesse Owens

89.) “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”

Les Brown

Motivational quotes about confidence

90.) “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau

91.) “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Anatole France

92.) Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

– Henry David Thoreau

93.) Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

– Harriet Tubman

94.) Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

– Pamela Vaull Starr

95.) It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.

– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

96.) Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

– Henry David Thoreau

97.) The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

– William Faulkner

98.) I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

– Patrick Henry

99.) No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first.

– Laura Ingalls Wilder

100.) Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

– Lanston Hughes

“You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.” ― Dale Carnegie. “Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they.

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