Inspirational Quotes for Business and Work About Goals

15 Inspirational Quotes About Goals, Goal Setting, Dreams, and Purpose

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Do you need an inspirational quote for your website, newsletter, business presentation, or some other marketing tool? These quotes about goals will help you dream, find your purpose, and use goal setting to set stretch your goals and impact your business.

15 Inspiring Quotes

"What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" – Robert H. Schuller
"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." – Henry David Thoreau, from "Walden, or Life in the Woods"
"To me, there is only one form of human depravity — the man without a purpose." – Ayn Rand, from "Atlas Shrugged"
"If you raise your standards but don’t really believe you can meet them, you’ve already sabotaged yourself. You won’t even try; you’ll be lacking the sense of certainty that allows you to tap the deepest capacity that’s within you. Our beliefs are like unquestioned commands, telling us how things are, what’s possible (and impossible) and what we can and can not do. They shape every action, every thought and every feeling that we experience. As a result, changing our belief system is central to making any real and lasting change in our lives." – Anthony Robbins 
"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose — somehow we always win out." – Ronald Reagan
"It's never too late to be who you might have been." – George Elliot
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
"A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: 'Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.'" (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe) – W.H. Murray, from "The Scottish Himalayan Expedition"
"The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen." – Robert L. Schwartz
"Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty." – William J. Bennett, from "The Book of Virtues"
“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and we'll miss it, but that it is too low and we won't reach it.” – Michelangelo
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it." – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"'Cheshire Puss,' she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. `Come, it's pleased so far,' thought Alice, and she went on. `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
`so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'" – Lewis Carroll from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
"A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar
"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." – Benjamin Mays
"By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands; your own." – Mark Victor Hansen