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Goals Quotes

18 of the best book quotes about goals
  1. #1
    “But you, brave and adept from this day on . . . there’s hope that you will reach your goal . . . the journey that stirs you now is not far off.”
  2. #2
    “If you’re gonna make it to the top, get a grip on this rock, and get a grip on yourself.”
  3. #3
    “[Benjamin Franklin]identified thirteen virtues he wanted to cultivate--temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity and humility--and made a chart with those virtues plotted against the days of the week. Each day, Franklin would score himself on whether he practiced those thirteen virtues.”
  4. #4
    “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
  5. #5
    “Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.”
  6. #6
    A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning, ‘Today I’m going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep.’
  7. #7
    “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
  8. #8
    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
  9. #9
    “But now, by saying what his future was going to be like, he had created it. A plan is a real thing, and things projected are experienced. A plan once made and visualized becomes a reality along with other realities—never to be destroyed but easily to be attacked.”
    author
    John Steinbeck
    book
    The Pearl
    character
    Kino
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  1. #10
    “In my work, I’ve found that moving out of powerlessness, and even despair, requires hope. Hope is not an emotion: It’s a cognitive process--a thought process made up of what researcher C. R. Snyder called the trilogy of “goals, pathways, and agency.” Hope happens when we can set goals, have the tenacity and perseverance to pursue those goals, and believe in our own abilities to act. Snyder also found that hope is learned. When boundaries, consistency, and support are all in place, children learn it from their parents, But even if we didn’t get it as kids, we can still learn hope as adults. It’s just tougher when we’re older because we have to resist and unlearn old habits, like the tendency to give up when things get tough.”
  2. #11
    “I wasn’t going to let one person’s opinion dislodge everything I thought I knew about myself. Instead, I switched my method without changing my goal.”
  3. #12
    “I recommend adopting two concurrent goals: a long-term dream and an eighteen-month plan.”
  4. #13
    “She hadn’t realized how much she’d needed a dream, but it had transformed her, changed her from poor motherless and abandoned Tully to a girl poised to take on the world. The goal made her life story unimportant, gave her something to reach for, to hang on to.”
  5. #14
    “When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it.”
  6. #15
    Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
  7. #16
    One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.
  8. #17
    “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”
  9. #18
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
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