Even though it isn’t the very beginning of the year, this is still a good time to set goals (or reset goals). I’m a believer that even if you had resolutions, goals, or challenges you’ve already broken, it’s not too late to start again.
Athletes are used to setting goals, but goals are useful for anyone. Here are my favorite goal quotes:
“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” Diana Scharf Hunt
“Goals determine what you’re going to be.” Julius Erving
“Your mind has a way of putting limitations on your goals. When you persevere, you develop character. Nobody knows their ceiling.” Paul Molitor
“I’m a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything.” Michael Jordan
“You must have dreams and goals if you are ever going to achieve anything in this world.” Lou Holtz
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” Bo Jackson
“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.” Benjamin E. Mays
“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” Fitzhugh Dodson
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” Michael Korda
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford
“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” Zig Ziglar
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar
“The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.” Jim Rohn
“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” Aristotle
“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” Elbert Hubbard
“A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.” Mary Kay Ash
“Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.” Doug Larson
“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.” Brian Tracy
“If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?” Basil S. Walsh.”
“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” Walt Disney
“Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.” Mohandas Gandhi
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” Bruce Lee
“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” John Dewey
“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.” Saul Bellow
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.” Lewis Carroll
“People with goals succeed because they know where they are going… It’s as simple as that.” Earl Nightingale
“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Hitch your wagon to a star.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown
It Isn’t Too Late!
Don’t worry. it isn’t too late to set goals and challenges!
What Do You Want to Change? is my post telling about the concept of 30-day challenges. Rather than making New Year’s resolutions, I start fresh each month with a 30-day challenge. For me, that’s a perfect amount of time. I often go back and repeat the same challenge during a later month.
If you like 30-Day Challenges, check out the Commit30 Planners. They’re beautiful and especially designed for people using 30-day challenges!
What is your favorite goal quote?
Wondering where it’s best to follow me?
If you’re interested in kid-related content, sign up for the Living Montessori Now newsletter. I share my Bits of Positivity parenting and character-education posts in the weekly Living Montessori Now newsletter along with lots of great kids’ activities and Montessori ideas from my Living Montessori Now blog. You’ll get a monthly freebie (and previous monthly freebies) with link and password if you subscribe to the Living Montessori Now weekly newsletter!
If you’re interested in inspiration and motivation, the best place for you will probably be the Bits of Positivity Facebook page. You’ll find lots of inspiration there from the Bits of Positivity blog and from around the Internet. For word art inspiration, be sure to follow me at the Bits of Positivity Facebook page and on Pinterest! And for all my posts in a reader, check out Bloglovin‘! Thanks so much!
Learn more about my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to. Teach Grace and Courtesy!