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The message is the core goal; it is like the end of the tunnel theory. Even though the end of the tunnel is what matters, planning to get there is what is important. (Sam Adoquei)

The great secret about goals and visions is not the future they describe but the change in the present they engender. (David Allen, author)

I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior. (Laurie Anderson)

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. (Mario Andretti)

In order for a goal to be effective, it must effect change. (Anonymous)

Realistic goals: Beyond your grasp – but within your reach. (Anonymous)

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch. (Mary Kay Ash)

Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers. (Mary Catherine Bateson)

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction. (Melody Beattie)

I stopped chasing my impossible goals, which were depressing me, and started refocusing on what I loved. (Linda Blondheim)

The goal is not to be concerned with the reconstitution of an anecdotal fact, but with the constitution of a pictorial fact. (Georges Braque)

We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal. (Robert Brault)

The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. (Claude M. Bristol)

As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it... you cannot do everything. (Phillips Brooks)

My goal is to surprise myself. (Peter William Brown)

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. (Joseph Campbell)

Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are always saying yes to someone else's projects. (Jack Canfield)

A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder. (Thomas Carlyle)

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. (E. Joseph Cossman)

Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you. (Doug Coupland)

Wake up in the morning with a specific goal to look forward to. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

Every goal you've ever set is likely based upon something you've done before. (Jeff Davidson)

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. (John Dewey)

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. (Fyodor Dostoevski)

I consider painting as a means of expression, not as a goal. (Marcel Duchamp)

One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts. (Albert Einstein)

I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A goal without a date is just a dream. (Milton H. Erickson)

- The 4-Hour Workweek...
The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, which does nothing more than leave you with a vacuum, but to pursue and experience the best in the world. (Timothy Ferriss)

It is when things go hardest, when life becomes most trying, that there is greatest need for having a fixed goal. When few comforts come from without, it is all the more necessary to have a fount to draw on from within. (B. C. Forbes)

The precision of their goals allows conceptual artists to be satisfied that they have produced one or more works that achieve a particular purpose... a problem solved can free him to pursue new goals. (David Galenson)

Artists who have produced experimental innovations have been motivated by aesthetic criteria: they have aimed at presenting visual perceptions. Their goals are imprecise, so their procedure is tentative and incremental. (David Galenson)

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Stretch your goals... In other words, think big and think far off. (Sara Genn)

- The E-Myth Revisited...
What is the first step to take and how do you measure your progress? How far have you gone and how close are you to getting to your goals? (Michael Gerber)

Civilization tries to persuade us we are going towards something, a distant goal. We have forgotten that our only goal is to live, to live each and every day, and that if we live each and every day, our true goal is achieved. (Jean Giono)

Why is goal setting so important? The short answer is without a goal you have no way of determining whether or not you have moved yourself forward. (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

My goal is to capture the mood of anticipation and create a feeling of timelessness. (Marilyn Henry)

A goal is a dream with a deadline. (Napoleon Hill)

The goal in life is to be solid, whereas the way that life works is totally fluid, so you can never actually achieve that goal. (Damien Hirst)

There are different paths that one can pursue as a painter. I work with the thesis that I have not as yet reached my goal. This engagement is the necessary basis from which I plan new paintings. (Jorg Immendorf)

The goal changes from the general to the individual from need to wish, from ethics to aesthetics. (Asger Jorn)

Be winged arrows aiming at fulfillment and goal. (Paul Klee)

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. (Tom Landry)

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't. (George Lucas)

Visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals. (Harvey Mackay)

Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal. (Maxwell Maltz)

If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish. (Steve Maraboli)

A good system shortens the road to the goal. (Orison Swett Marden)

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. (Ralph Marston)

Don't ever be impressed with goal setting; be impressed with goal getting. (John C. Maxwell)

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. (Dr. Benjamin Mays)

My goal is to never quit. (Andrew McDermott)

My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world. (Reba McEntire)

If you don't know what it is you want – and I mean specifically – then you won't even know when you have it. (Phil McGraw)

You can't achieve anything unless you are aiming at a specific target. (Jack H. McQuaig)

What's more important - your goal, or others' opinions of your goal? (Peter McWilliams)

Only that which is directed toward definite goals, which in turn are founded on sound educational philosophy, can be ultimately meaningful. The principles must always precede the activities. (Henrietta Mears)

You need to become the type of person who will achieve your goals and yet, paradoxically, be unattached to the actual achievement of your goals. (Gina Mollicone-Long)

Goals in life as in art should be specific in order to hope to attain them. (Raynald Murphy)

Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions and discover the innate power of our spirit. We are responsible for what we create, and we must therefore learn to act and think with love and wisdom and live in service to others and all life. (Caroline Myss)

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal. (Earl Nightingale)

About 95% of people can be compared to ships without rudders. Subject to every shift of wind and tide, they're helplessly adrift. And while they fondly hope that they'll one day drift into a rich and successful port, you and I know that for every narrow harbor entrance, there are a 1,000 miles of rocky coastline. The chances against their drifting into port are 1,000 to one. (Earl Nightingale)

But the 3% who have taken the time and exercised the discipline to decide on a destination and to chart a course sail straight and far across the deep oceans of life, reaching one port after another and accomplishing more in just a few years than the rest accomplish in a lifetime. (Earl Nightingale)

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Committing to a particular goal publicly puts pressure on oneself. It becomes an enormous action-forcing mechanism and often helps you achieve more than you might have had you kept your goals to yourself. (Gen. David Petraeus)

If you know what to do to reach your goal, it's not a big enough goal. (Bob Proctor)

Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating, that it excites you and scares you at the same time. (Bob Proctor)

Focus on your goals, not on the obstacles. (B. R. Pulsifer)

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving. (Ayn Rand)

You can't be striving to please; you must be striving to get to the heart of the matter. (Vanessa Redgrave)

Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit. (Mary Lou Retton)

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. (Tony Robbins)

Its not about the goal. Its about growing to become the person that can accomplish that goal. (Tony Robbins)

The long path from material through function to creative work has only one goal: to create order out of the desperate confusion of our time. (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them. (Jim Rohn)

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. (Jim Rohn)

We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles. (Jim Rohn)

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 you get. (Jim Rohn)

A goal without a deadline is a wish. (Cindy Rold)

To live is often to struggle toward goals one has no desire to reach. (Jean Rostand)

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. (Robert H. Schuller)

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. (David J. Schwartz)

Shoot for the moon – if you miss you'll end up in the stars. (Artie Shaw)

I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. (George Bernard Shaw)

- at 16 years old...
Playing music makes life very interesting because you always have a goal in front of you, something to aim for. (Edison Shieh)

The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal. (Francie Larrieu Smith)

This is a great moment, when you see, however distant, the goal of your wandering. The thing which has been living in your imagination suddenly become part of the tangible world. It matters not how many ranges, rivers or parching dusty ways may lie between you; it is yours now for ever. (Freya Stark)

The goal is partly the enjoyment; it doesn't come later, but within the very process of the struggle. (David Steindl-Rast)

What if you have an existing goal and you're just not making any progress on it? Switch that goal for one you can make progress on. (Dan Sullivan)

When creativity has become your habit; when you've learned to manage time, resources, expectations, and the demands of others; when you understand the value and place of validation, continuity, and purity of purpose, then you're on the way to an artist's ultimate goal; the achievement of mastery. (Twyla Tharp)

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. (Henry David Thoreau)

In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high. (Henry David Thoreau)

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. (Arnold J. Toynbee)

Success equals goals; all else is commentary. (Brian Tracy)

An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. (Brian Tracy)

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines. (Brian Tracy)

Rewrite your major goals every day, in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed. (Brian Tracy)

- The Power of Discipline...
Goals that are not written down and developed into plans are like bullets without powder in the cartridge. People with unwritten goals go through life shooting blanks. (Brian Tracy)

-living by his father's words. . .
Never set goals you can reach in your lifetime. (Ted Turner)

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

Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to your ultimate goal becomes a mini goal in itself. (Denis Waitley)

My goal as an artist is to be seen as relevant, unique, and excellent by artists whose work I respect and admire. I also hope to help people experience their connectedness to Mother Nature. (Carolyn H. WarmSun)

A goal properly set is halfway reached. (Zig Ziglar)


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