Defining our goals

Robert Ingersoll - American writer and orator

We rise by lifting others.

Napoleon Hill - American self-help author

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Les Brown - American motivational speaker and author

When you're not pursuing your goal you are literally committing spiritual suicide.

Winston Churchill - Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 

He who fails to plan, plans to fail.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

“Winning" is taking the talent or potential you were born with, and have since developed, and using it fully toward a goal or purpose that makes you happy.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.

Albert Einstein - Theoretical physicist

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Bill Copeland - American poet, writer and historian

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.

Chris Guillebeau - American author

Value is created when a person makes something useful and shares it with the world.

Thomas Abreu - Author

Goal setting is similar to traveling from point A to point B within a city. If you clearly understand what the goal is, you will definitely reach the destination because you know its address.

T. Harv Eker - Author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation

Keep your eye on the goal, keep moving toward your target.

Richard Wiseman - Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom

We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we do them. 

Neil A. Fiore - Renowned psychologist, lecturer, trainer, and bestselling author

...I’ve discovered that if you want to reach your true potential, it’s much more effective to ignite a new passion for life than to dwell on past problems.

David Joseph Schwartz, Jr. - American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.

Russ Harris - Internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author of the best-selling ACT-based self-help book The Happiness Trap

If you’re living a goal-focused life, then no matter what you have, it’s never enough.

Stephen Guise - International bestselling author, blogger, and entrepreneur

Be the person with embarrassing goals and impressive results instead of one of the many people with impressive goals and embarrassing results.

Sonja Lyubomirsky - American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness

It turns out that the process of working toward a goal, participating in a valued and challenging activity, is as important to well-being as its attainment.

Napoleon Hill - American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich which is among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time

Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.

Abraham Harold Maslow - American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization

It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Wayne Walter Dyer - American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker

Love is a word that has as many definitions as there are people to define it. Try this one on for size. The ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.

Alberto Villoldo - Cuban-born psychologist, medical anthropologist and author, writing primarily in the field of neo-shamanism

Unlike longings, hopes, or even concrete goals, these affirmations can manifest in every moment when you hold them in your heart. Then you naturally and easily behave in accordance with your dream, accessing the tremendous power of courage.

Wayne Walter Dyer - American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker

It’s through giving that we receive; it’s through acts of kindness directed toward others that our immune systems are strengthened and even our serotonin levels increased!

Brad Stulberg - Internationally known expert on human performance, well-being, and sustainable success

The process of setting a goal on the outer boundaries of what we think is possible, and then systematically pursuing it, is one of the most fulfilling parts about being human. It’s also a good thing that we want to take our game to the next level because, more than ever, we have no other choice.

Albert Ellis - American psychologist and psychotherapist who founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Life is indeed difficult, partly because of the real difficulties we must overcome in order to survive, and partly because of our own innate desire to always do better, to overcome new challenges, to self-actualize. Happiness is experienced largely in striving towards a goal, not in having attained things, because our nature is always to want to go on to the next endeavor.

Albert Ellis - American psychologist and psychotherapist who founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

Wayne Walter Dyer - American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker

When you come to another with love in your heart, asking nothing, only offering that love, you create miraculous relationships.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goal clearly in sight.

Steve Chandler - Author of 30 books that have been translated into over 25 languages. His personal success coaching, public speaking and business consulting have been used by CEOs, top professionals, major universities, and over 30 Fortune 500 companies

If you help others, you will be helped.