Never keep up with the Joneses. 
Drag them down to your level. 
It's cheaper.
•Quentin Crisp

In absence of clearly defined goals, 
we become strangely loyal to 
performing daily acts of trivia.

It is not enough to reach for the brass ring. 
You must also enjoy the merry go round. 
•Julie Andrews

When aiming for the common denominator, 
be prepared for the occasional division by zero.

The reason most people never reach their goals
is that they don't define them, or ever seriously
consider them as believable or achievable. Winners
can tell you where they are going, what they
plan to do along the way, and who will 
be sharing the adventure with them.
•Denis Watley

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do 
certain things -- to compete. You can be
just an ordinary chap, sufficiently 
motivated to reach challenging goals. 
•Edmund Hillary

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.
•Stephen A. Brennan

When we are motivated by goals that 
have deep meaning, by dreams that need 
completion, by pure love that needs 
expressing, then we truly live life.
•Greg Anderson

Without goals, and plans to reach 
them, you are like a ship that 
has set sail with no destination.
•Fitzhugh Dodson

You must accept that you might fail; 
then, if you do your best and still don't win, 
at least you can be satisfied that you've tried.
If you don't accept failure as a possibility, 
you don't set high goals, and you don't branch out,
you don't try-you don't take the risk.
•Rosalynn Smith Carter

I feel that the most important step in 
any major accomplishment is setting a 
specific goal. This enables you to keep 
your mind focused on your goal and 
off the many obstacles that will arise 
when you're striving to do your best.
•Kurt Thomas

Life's up and downs provide windows of 
opportunity to determine your values 
and goals. Think of using all obstacles as 
stepping stones to build the life you want. 
•Marsha Sinetar

In life, as in football, you won't go far unless 
you know where the goalposts are.
•Arnold H. Glasgow

If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them 
the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. 
If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed.
•Dan Dierdorf

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-
given talents, works his tail off to develop them into 
skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. 
•Larry Bird

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
•Diana Scharf Hunt

The American lives even more for his goals,
for the future, than the European. Life 
for him is always becoming, never being.
•Albert Einstein

Often the search proves more 
profitable than the goal.
•E. L. Konigsburg

Never look down to test the ground
before taking your next step; only he
who keeps his eye fixed on the far 
horizon will find his right road. 
•Dag Hammarskjold

You must have long term goals to 
keep you from being
frustrated by short term failures.
•Charles C. Noble

Obstacles are those frightful things you see 
when you take your eyes off your goals.
•Sydney Smith

The greater the loyalty of a group toward 
the group, the greater is the motivation 
among the members to achieve the goals 
of the group, and the greater the probability
that the group will achieve its goals.
•Rensis Likert

If you're climbing the ladder of life, you 
go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't 
look too far up, set your goals high but take 
one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think
you're progressing until you step back 
and see how high you've really gone. 
•Donny Osmond

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 win out
•Ronald Reagan

Success is the progressive realization of
predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. 
•Paul Meyer

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.

Man is a goal seeking animal. 
His life only has meaning if he is 
reaching out and striving for his goals. 

There are two things to aim at
in life: first, to get what you 
want; and, after that, to enjoy 
it. Only the wisest of mankind 
achieve the second.
•Logan Pearsall Smith

If you're bored with life -- 
you don't get up every morning with
a burning desire to do things --
you don't have enough goals. 
•Lou Holtz

Discipline is the bridge between
goals and accomplishment.
•Jim Rohn

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

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

Pursue one great decisive aim
with force and determination. 
•Karl von Clausewitz