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Julia Fourie | Life Coach Cape Town

20 Quotes On Reaching Your Goals You Should Read Today

Julia Fourie, Life Coach, Cape Town

July 18 2018

Goal setting serves as a GPS in your life, keeping you on the right track towards your destination and saving you from wandering aimlessly. 

Understanding the importance of goal setting and knowing how to set goals for yourself is crucial to accomplishing great things in your life and business. Goals can help break larger, intimidating aspirations into smaller, more achievable stepping stones.

Here are some of the smartest goal setting advice we can all learn from.

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”

Bo Jackson

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

Jim Rohn

“Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.”

LL Cool J

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”

Jack Canfield

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”

Venus Williams

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Zig Ziglar

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”


“Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. “

Les Brown

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

Henry David Thoreau

“It’s up to you to make your life. Take what you have and stack it up like a tower of teetering blocks. Build your dream around that.”

Cheryl Strayed

“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

Jack Ma

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.”

Arianna Huffington

“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.”

Walt Disney

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”

Elon Musk

“I fear failure, but I won’t let it stop me. Sometimes you just got to do it or else it just doesn’t happen.”

Mark Cuban

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”

Michael Phelps

“A goal without a timeline is just a dream.”

Robert Herjavec

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

Albert Einstein

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill

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