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50 Inspirational Quotes for Goal Diggers

50 Inspirational Quotes for Goal Diggers

Even goal diggers need a motivational pick-me-up from time-to-time. One of my favorite ways to boost my motivation and inspiration when working on my goals is to choose a few goal-related quotes and write them down on Post-It notes to leave in plain sight. I stick them in my planner, on my mirror, and anywhere else, I need to see a brief reminder. If you need a boost or want to get inspired through my Post-It note method, check out the 50 quotes I’ve rounded up for goal diggers! 

50 Motivational Quotes for Goal Diggers

  1. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” -Confucius
  2. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” -Albert Einstein
  3. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” -Tony Robbins
  4. “If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.” -Jill Koenig
  5. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” -Jim Rohn
  6. “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis
  7. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela
  8. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
  9. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown
  10. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” -Bill Copeland

  11. “Everybody has their own Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.” -Seth Godin
  12. “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
  13. “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” -Brian Tracy
  14. “Most ‘impossible’ goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” -Don Lancaster
  15. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” -David Joseph Schwartz
  16. “I cannot continue to live as half of myself simply because it’s hard for others to handle all of me.” -Rachel Hollis
  17. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” -Stephen King
  18. “You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.” -Kathy Seligman
  19. “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.” -Napoleon Hill
  20. “Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” -Jeffrey Gitomer

  21.  “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” -Andrew Carnegie
  22. “Begin with the end in mind.” -Stephen Covey
  23. “If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t tried anything.” -Reshma Saujani
  24. “Don’t give up the power you have to be who you were meant to be because of what people who are not thinking about you might think.” -Dave Hollis
  25.  “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs
  26. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” -Oprah Winfrey
  27.  “You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.” -Steve Garvey
  28.  “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” -Les Brown
  29. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” -Jimmy Johnson
  30. “To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.” -Manoj Arora
  31. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau
  32. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” -Venus Williams
  33. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. “If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.” -Simon Sinek
  35. “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
  36. “We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.” -Sheryl Sandberg
  37. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb
  38. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” -Jordan Belfort
  39. “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” -Pablo Picasso
  40. “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

  41. “No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.” -Brian Tracy
  42. “If you are clear about your goals and take several steps in the right direction every day, eventually you will succeed. So decide what it is you want, write it down, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward those goals.” -Jack Canfield
  43. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” -Bruce Lee
  44. “No desired achievement is gained without any goal setting.” -Wayne Chirisa
  45. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” -Jen Sincero
  46. “The thing about limitations is that they are only true as long as you believe in them. So, instead of believing in your limitations, start believing in yourself.” -Jay Shetty
  47. “Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.” -James Clear
  48. “Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.” -Marcus Aurelius
  49. “To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment.” -Steve Maraboli
  50. “Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” -Claude T. Bissell

For my fellow goal diggers out there, what are your top three favorite quotes from this list? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author

Alyssa Towns (Swantkoski)

Alyssa graduated from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Early in her career, her interests shifted, and she works in communications and change management. She lives in Denver with her husband, and they love going on adventures together. She lives for summers in Colorado and enjoys hiking and stand up paddleboarding. She also enjoys collecting plants and stationery sets, reading self-help books, and is obsessed with the Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel. No matter where her career path leads her, writing, and sharing her experiences to help others will always be a part of her plans.