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goals Quotes

95 of the best book quotes about goals
  1. #1
    “Moon Shadow, you once asked me who or what caused the earthquake. I don’t know. It could have been the gods, or dragons, or demons, or it could have simply been a natural event. It doesn’t matter, supernatural or natural; it means the same. This life is too short to spend it pursuing little things. I have to do what I know I can and must do.”
  2. #2
    “I was proud of Father for wanting to be a dragon again, and even prouder of the fact that he was now so close to achieving his ambition to fly. I was just sorry that we had not been able to combine his more lofty goals with the more ordinary dream of seeing Mother.”
  3. #3
    “When pressed with the choice between life or death, it is not necessary to gain one’s aim.”
  4. #4
    “Be determined and advance. To say that dying without reaching one’s aim is to die a dog’s death is the frivolous way of sophisticates.”
  5. #5
    “She soared with the anticipation of dreams she never knew she could have, of learning English, of supporting her family, of someday buying a tiny house.”
  6. #6
    “‘I want to get married,” she said quietly. ‘And when I do, I want my father to walk me down the aisle and I want everyone I know to be there. I want the church bursting with people.’”
  7. #7
    “If your thoughts are as tall as the height of your ceiling, you can’t fly above your room.”
  8. #8
    “There are several ways to achieve a goal. Failure is preferable to winning through unjust means.”
  9. #9
    “Unseat Rabban, the Harkonnen beast, and remake our world into a place where we may raise our families on happiness amidst an abundance of water,-- is this our goal?”
  10. #10
    “And yet, you know, all are making for the same goal, all are striving in the same direction anyway, from the sage to the lowest robber, only by different roads.”
  11. #11
    “I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted.”
  1. #12
    “When you become addict in to MATERIAL things in life then the TRUE natural life start to run away from you, YES! it’s can give you certain pleasure in the society but in the same time it will sabotage your true HAPPINESS of life which we could have simply with GRATITUDE and FORGIVENESS”
  2. #13
    “Don’t live the same day over and over again and call that a life. Life is about evolving mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.”
  3. #14
    “As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s.”
  4. #15
    “until you become completely obsessed with your mission, no one will take you seriously. Until the world understands that you’re not going away—that you are 100 percent committed and have complete and utter conviction and will persist in pursuing your project—you will not get the attention you need and the support you want.”
  5. #16
    “Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.”
  6. #17
    “Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.”
  7. #18
    “What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?
    What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?
    What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?
    Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down - as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.”
  8. #19
    “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.”
  9. #20
    “The goal has to be right for us, and it has to be beneficial, in order to ensure a beneficial process. But aside from that, it’s really the process that’s important.”
  10. #21
    “Reaching the top of Everest is supposed to trigger a surge of intense elation; against long odds, after all, I had just attained a goal I’d coveted since childhood.”
  11. #22
    “Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed.”

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Leif and the Fall book
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters book
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Cartwheel Katie book
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Fantastic Failures book
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  1. #23
    “‘Zarathustra’ is my brother’s most personal work; it is the history of his most individual experiences, of his friendships, ideals, raptures, bitterest disappointments and sorrows. Above it all, however, there soars, transfiguring it, the image of his greatest hopes and remotest aims.”
  2. #24
    “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. #25
    “It doesn’t seem far-fetched to speculate that because Hall had talked Hansen into coming back to Everest, it would have been especially hard for him to deny Hansen the summit a second time.”
  4. #26
    “Most of us were simply wrapped too tightly in the grip of summit fever to engage in thoughtful reflection about the death of someone in our midst.”
  5. #27
    “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
  6. #28
    “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business, it is a principle of greatness.”
  7. #30
    “For no matter what we achieve, if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life.”
  8. #31
    “Start with a strong passion, use what you have in your hands and build your dream. The builder builds a mansion by putting one block at a time.”
  9. #32
    “Also, the car headlights can only see 20 metres ahead but can take you to a 1000 miles journey.
    Meaning start small but think big.”
  10. #33
    “Our mind is powerful. Think Bigger. Dream bigger. Act bigger – and you’ll live a much bigger version of your life!”
  1. #34
    “Bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.”
  2. #35
    “For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.”
  3. #36
    “Core values are essential for enduring greatness, but it doesn’t seem to matter what those core values are.”
  4. #37
    “Expending energy trying to motivate people is largely a waste of time… if you have the right people on the bus, they will be self-motivated.”
  5. #38
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
  6. #39
    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
  7. #40
    “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
  8. #41
    “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”
  9. #42
    “Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.”
  10. #43
    “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
  11. #44
    ‘To love the journey is to accept no such end. I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one.”

Books about dreams

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The Dreamer book
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Hush Little Polar Bear: A Picture Book book
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  1. #45
    “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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    goalsplans
  2. #46
    “But my hope was that when I failed, if I failed, I’d fail quickly, so I’d have enough time, enough years, to implement all the hard-won lessons. I wasn’t much for setting goals, but this goal kept flashing through my mind every day, until it became my internal chant: Fail fast.”
  3. #47
    “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.”
  4. #48
    “When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it.”
  5. #49
    “I did have a definite goal. I was going to be a success in some field. I was going to make it to the top of some mountain. And once there, no one or nothing was ever going to dislodge me from the peak.”
  6. #50
    ″ If you and I want to do great stuff, we can’t let ourselves work small.”
  7. #51
    ″ Figure out where you want to go; then work backwards from there.”
  8. #52
    “He felt that he had his destiny in his grasp. He was more alive then he could ever remember having been: his attention and mind were pointed, focused toward the goal.”
  9. #53
    “‘Sometimes you can’t worry about hurt. Sometimes you worry only about getting where you have to go.’”
  10. #54
    “I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.”
  11. #55
    “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.”
  1. #56
    “If we define the nature of our lives by the mistake of the moment or the defeat of the hour or the boredom of the day, we will define it wrongly. We need roots in the past to give obedience ballast and breadth; we need a vision of the future to give obedience direction and goal. And they must be connected. There must be an organic unity between them.”
  2. #57
    “What he’s looking for, what he wants, is all around him, but he doesn’t want that because it ‘is’ all around him. Every step’s an effort, both physically and spiritually, because he imagines his goal to be external and distant.”
  3. #58
    “Soul is as free as the clouds in the sky, but he is committed to his dream. On his freely chosen path, he often has to get up earlier than he would like, speak to people from whom he learns nothing, make certain sacrifices.”
  4. #59
    “Even if you are perfect, the world isn’t. The secret is to know that the deck is stacked, that you will lose, that your hands or judgment will slip, and yet still struggle to win for your patients. You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.”
  5. #60
    “Of course it was possible for her: she had no husband. ”
  6. #61
    “If you’re gonna make it to the top, get a grip on this rock, and get a grip on yourself.”
  7. #62
    “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.”
  8. #63
    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.’
  9. #64
    “I recommend adopting two concurrent goals: a long-term dream and an eighteen-month plan.”
  10. #65
    “[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.”
  11. #66
    Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
  1. #67
    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.
  2. #68
    “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.”
  3. #69
    “Clothing storage: Fold it right and solve your storage problems...The goal is to fold each piece of clothing into a simple, smooth rectangle.”
  4. #70
    “You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see.”
  5. #71
    “The victorious girl will be introduced to the prince as the academy princess, and she will wear this dress and dance the first dance. His bride will still be his to choose, but the academy princess is sure to make a significant impression.”
  6. #72
    “Be killing sin or it will be killing you.”
  7. #73
    “She was tired of lowlanders belittling her and tired of wondering if they were right. She was going to show Olana that she was as smart as any Danlander. She was going to be academy princess.”
  8. #74
    “The difference between a garden and a graveyard is only what you choose to put in the ground” ...
  9. #75
    “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
  10. #76
    “Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”
  11. #77
    “You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.”
  1. #78
    “Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren’t prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets. ”
  2. #79
    “So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”
  3. #80
    “I’m a slow reader, but I usually get through seventy or eighty books a year, most fiction. I don’t read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read”
  4. #81
    “The only things I regret, and the only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.”
  5. #82
    “Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them-- that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”
  6. #83
    “The goal of prayer is not to change God’s mind about what you want. The goal of prayer is to change your own heart, to want what He wants, to the glory of God.”
  7. #84
    “My goal was not joy but purity, not happiness but beauty, and spirituality.”
  8. #85
    “The great secret about goals and visions is not the future they describe but the change in the present they engender.”
  9. #86
    “The basic mistake people make is to think that happiness is the goal!”
  10. #87
    “You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. —Alvin Toffler”
  11. #88
    “We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.”
  12. #89
    “Overambitious projects may be objectionable in many fields, but not in literature. Literature remains alive only if we set ourselves immeasurable goals, far beyond all hope of achievement.”
  13. #90
    Sutra I.20: Shraddha virya smrti samadhi prajna purvakah itaresham
    Translation: For those of us who were not born into states of higher consciousness or knowing, we must cultivate self-confidence and conviction to help us maintain our persistence and strength, and to remember our direction so that we may attain our goal of a focused mind and clear perception.
  14. #91
    “That is the aim of the Liberal Party, and if we work together we will do something for its definite accomplishment.”
  15. #92
    “Sometimes you aim for the sun and fall short. But if you keep fighting for your dream, it becomes something so much better than you even knew to hope for. ”
  16. #93
    ″‘Glad this not the season for bulls,’ she said, looking sideways, ‘and the good Lord made his snakes to curl up and sleep in the winter. A pleasure I don’t see no two-headed snake coming around that tree, where it come once. It took a while to get by him, back in the summer.‘”
  17. #94
    “Dear Die-ary, there’s nothing terribly wrong with feeling lost, so long as that feeling precedes some plan on your part to actually do something about it. Too often a person grows complacent with their disillusionment, perpetually wearing their ‘discomfort’ like a favorite shirt. I can’t say I’m very pleased with where my life is just now... but I can’t help but look forward to where it’s going.”
  18. #95
    “The encounter with the driver of the red Ferrari showed me the way to discovering what the arena was in which I could apply myself and also to learning how to do that. But it was my mother’s earlier pronouncement that had planted the belief in me that I could attain whatever goals I set for myself.”
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