30 Goal Setting Quotes for an Incredibly Productive, Intentional Year

I love quotes.

They’re the most effective way of firing up my inspiration and encouraging me to be more intentional about whatever it is that I’m looking to do, usually achieve goals of some sort.

That’s why with the start of the year fresh in our minds, I’ve put together 30 of the best goal setting quotes to help you knock those goals out of the park this year.

You can use these along with your free printable goal setting worksheet and really make 2016 THE year. Excited? Me too!!

Oh, and if you look at the quotes collection on Instagram and Pinterest, turns out I’m not the only one who love quotes, right? 😉

Quotes inspire because they’re effective at replacing at whatever our current internal dialogue may be.

Quotes work because they show you how others may have overcome challenges, stayed inspired, been successful, learn from failure… and that you, too, can do the same.

Quotes don’t always have to be long or even, a full sentence. Some of my fave quotes are phrases, at best.

Quotes don’t even have to be said by someone famous or well-known. While, yes, most quotes usually are and honestly misattributed too, the fact is that quotes can be simply mottos or sayings that you use to encourage, inspire, excite and empower your self.

Think “ Be grateful.”

I love highlighting inspirational takeaways from books and also, recording my fave movie and TV series dialogues that hit a chord. Like, this one. From yep, Babe. Oh, and don’t forget my fave Dr. Seuss quotes for entrepreneurs!!

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So, yes, quotes are a powerful and yet, incredibly simple way for us to stay inspired and intentional.

How Can You Use These Goal Setting Quotes

Before we dig into the quotes itself, here are a few ways you can use these quotes to help YOU get those goals accomplished this year.

  1. Write down the ones that really resonate with you in your planner or on your bulletin board.
  1. Print them out and pin them up where you can see them. I have them all in a gorgeous infographic style so printing all of them out is actually quite easy and simple!
  1. Memorize the 2-4 quotes that really strike a chord and think of them each time you feel a bit de-motivated or overwhelmed.
  1. Create a quotes board on Pinterest {if you don’t have one already} and pin these there. That’s why I have them here as visuals too!! I do think of everything, right? 😉

Okay, so now that you know how you can use these quotes, let’s dig into them.

30 Best {and Most Powerful!} Goal Setting Quotes for Parents and Entrepreneurs

1. Dream Big.



2. Dream It. Do It.



3. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it wouldn’t change you”



4. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb



5. “Goals determine what you’re going to be.” ~ Julius Erving



6. “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



7. “Begin with the end in mind.” ~ Stephen Covey



8. “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” ~ Brian Tracy



9. “Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” ~Seneca



10. “When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.” ~ Stephen Richards



11. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”~ Louis Pasteur



12. “Aim higher in case you fall short.” ~ Suzanne Collins



13. “If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” ~ Coco Chanel



14. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore



15. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra



16. “What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale



17. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” ~ Robert H. Schuller


18. “The real benefit of having goals is what you become by reaching them.” ~ Zig Ziglar


19. “Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” ~ Anthony Robbins


20. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” ~ Zig Ziglar


21. “Its not about the goal. Its about growing to become the person that can accomplish that goal.” ~ Anthony Robbins


22. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


23. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” ~ Tim Ferriss


24.”The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


25. “Goals give you passion, purpose, motivation, and drive. You wake up each day with intention: you have a plan and you have direction.” ~Crystal Paine


26. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


27. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” ~ Henry Ford


28. “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” ~ Seneca


29. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” ~ Jim Rohn


30. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” ~ Maya Angelou


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