quotes

Goals

You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be.

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal. • Helen Keller

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else. • Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame catcher

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. • Theodore Roosevelt

One of the most important things about golf is the presence of clear goals. You see the pins, you know the par—it’s neither too easy nor unattainable, you know your average score, and there are competitive goals—competitive with par, with yourself and others. These goals give you something to shoot at. In work, as in golf, goals motivate. • Professor William Mobley of the University of South Carolina

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. • C.S. Lewis

What quickens my pulse now is the stretch ahead rather than the one behind, and it is mainly for some clue to where I am going that I search through where I have been, for some hint as to who I am becoming or failing to become that I delve into what used to be. • Frederick Buechner

Why join the navy if you can be a pirate? • Steve Jobs, American Entrepreneur and Apple co-Founder

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. • E.M. Forester

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. • Henry David Thoreau

Aim at Heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in’: aim at earth and you will get neither. • C.S. Lewis

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. • Author Unknown

Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret. • Max L. Lucado

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. • C.S. Lewis

It's time to start living the life you've imagined. • Henry James