Working towards a goal can be equal parts exciting, thrilling, and wonderful.
Unfortunately, the experience can also be equal parts stressful, disheartening, and frustrating.
That’s why it can be handy to have some inspiration and motivation in your back pocket for those days when things are looking bleaker than bleak…
In this post, I offer a collection of twenty-three quotes to help you reach your goals.
Whether you’re working towards a specific goal, or need a bit of inspiration to get you out of a funk, or just to get through the day, these quotes will give you the gentle push you need to keep going.
You can do it!
You’re going in the right direction.
Continue on your path, and you’ll get there.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
– Theodore Roosevelt
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
– Walt Whitman
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
– Thomas A. Edison
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
– Nido Qubein
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
– C. S. Lewis
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
The best way out is always through.
– Robert Frost
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
– George Lucas
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
– Victor Kiam
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
– Norman Vincent Peale
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
– Napoleon Hill
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
– St. Francis of Assisi
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
– George Herbert
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
– W. Clement Stone
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
– Lao Tzu
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
– Julie Andrews
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
– Earl Nightingale
Never, never, never give up.
– Winston Churchill
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How about you? Which of these quotes resonates with you the most? Do you have a favorite quote about goals that isn’t listed here? If so, what is it? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!