A lot of people struggle to set and achieve their life goals. The good news is that there are plenty of techniques and strategies that can help. As such, I’ve collected 38 inspirational quotes for life goals to give you some some much-needed clarity and guidance!
Stuck in a rut?
Struggling to find clarity on your life goals?
Or maybe you’ve achieved some success but you’re not sure how to keep the momentum going.
If any of these resonate with you, you’re not alone.
Here are some fantastic quotes to motivate you to try something new – and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get it done!
Brilliant Quotes About Life Goals
#1 – Life is a one time offer – use it well…
Making the most of our lives and setting goals that will help us live life to its fullest. It’s a reminder that we only have one chance at life and should strive to make the most of every opportunity that comes our way.
#2 – “Once you have a clear picture of your priorities, that is your values, goals and high leverage activities – organize around them” – Stephen Covey
This process can be daunting, but it’s worth it to achieve the life you want.
Begin by taking some time to reflect on what’s most important to you. What do you want to achieve? What kind of person do you want to be? What are your core values?
Once you have a good understanding of your priorities, you can start making a plan.
Break down your goals into small, actionable steps and make a commitment to taking consistent action. Over time, you’ll begin to see results and get closer to achieving your vision for the future.
#3 – “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone elses plan. Guess what they have planned for you? Not much” – Jim Rohn
Be proactive with what you want, otherwise you’re just going to react to the world around you and not get to where you want to get to…
#4 – “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – C.S.Lewis
#5 – “It’s never too late to be what you might have been” – George Elliot
#6 – “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value” – Albert Einstein
At its core, this quote encourages us to shift our focus away from simply chasing after achievements and toward cultivating a sense of purpose in everything we do.
Instead of searching for status or prestige, we should always be striving to make ourselves useful and beneficial to others in some way.
Throughout our life, it’s this balance between trying to achieve things and working to serve others that will truly bring meaning and fulfilment.
So when you’re setting your next life goal, ask yourself how you can be not just successful but valuable as well.
By placing greater importance on others’ needs above our own desires, we can truly find value in all that we accomplish.
#7 – Align your actions to your goals…
When we focus on the actions that will get us closer to our desired outcome, it is much easier to stay consistent and make progress.
As we make progress, it encourages us to keep going and stay motivated.
Aligning our actions with our goals can be an effective way to ensure that our life is taking the direction we desire.
#8 – “Underneath the excess and the extra, the busyness and the chaos, your life is waiting” – Courtney Carver
While it may be tempting to fill every moment with some kind of activity, at some point you need to take a step back from the noise to reflect on your goals and passions in life.
If you can find ways to simplify your day-to-day routine then you can focus more energy on what truly matters.
#9 – “When Everything Is Important – Nothing Is” – Patrick Lencioni
This quote is all about prioritising.
When you think it’s all important, then you’ll try equally hard to do it all – and probably fail at doing anything really well.
Instead, work out what’s important to you – and work on that the hardest.
You’ll soon realise what can be left behind…
#10 – “The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#11 – “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you CAN start where you are and change the ending” – Unknown
You’re never in so deep that you can’t change the course if necessary. Don’t be stubborn if it’s not working – make changes and get to where you want to go.
The other thing is that your end goal may well change as you’re going through life – so you need to always allow yourself to change with it…
As they say – Hindsight is 20/20!
#12 – “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do” – Francine Jay
#13 – “Make space for more life, not more stuff” – Courtney Carver
#14 – Everything is a choice…
I always tell my daughter to make good choices – as these will open up more options for her throughout life.
It stands to reason that you can’t be a doctor if you haven’t chosen to study sciences, for example.
Now – not all of us want to study anymore – but the fact that choices are out there all the time means we have to be aware of them and try and make the right decision wherever we can.
If you have a goal of x – make sure your decisions are leading you towards it – otherwise you may find you have to do y instead…
#15 – “In a world where information is abundant and easy to access, the real advantage is knowing where to focus” – James Clear
#16 – “Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all” – Nathan W. Morris
#17 – “At some point I realized that I wasn’t organizing my life; I was organizing my clutter” – Francine Jay
#18 – “We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun” – Winnie the Pooh
#19 – “If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney
Never stop dreaming or setting yourself goals. You are never too old to get started, and if you can think about doing it – then chances are you can actually do it one day.
#20 – Build your dream one day at a time…
#21 – “Set your goals high and don’t stop til you get there” – Bo Jackson
#22 – “A goal is a dream with a deadline” – Napolean Hill
A TO DO list is just a list until each task has got a time and date to get done. That’s why I always try and schedule them out each week into the time I have available.
It’s exactly the same for the big stuff like your life goals and dreams. Give yourself a time frame and start progressing towards it. Mini goals along the way will show that you’re on the right track and keep you motivated.
#23 – “Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey” – Urijah Faber
#24 – “In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first” – Adora Svitak
#25 – “Don’t try to rush progress. Remember — a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Keep believing” – Kara Goucher
#26 – “Not in doing what you like but in liking what you do is the secret to happiness” – J.M. Barrie
We all have to do things we don’t like. That’s life. There are chores, work, the unending TO DO list etc….
The thing that helps is when we create a way to enjoy (or at least not dislike) those things.
Streamlining, organising and decluttering can help make things much easier – and that’s why this site is all about just that. Let’s get things sorted so we can enjoy life a little more every day…
#27 – “If everything is important, then nothing is” – Patrick M. Lencioni
#28 – “Dreams don’t have to just be dreams. You can make it a reality; if you just keep pushing and keep trying, then eventually you’ll reach your goal. And if that takes a few years, then that’s great, but if it takes 10 or 20, then that’s part of the process” – Naomi Osaka
#29 – “You’ll never get organized if you don’t have a vision for your life” – Linda L Eubanks
If you don’t know what you want to get to – the end point – then how can you organise your life to make that reality?
What will you be creating? You’ll just waste time and energy working on things that may not matter to you after all…
#30 – “Be happy for what you have while working for what you want” – Helen Keller
#31 – “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things” – Unknown
We often hear the saying “life is short” or that we should “live each day as if it were our last.” This quote highlights the importance of seizing the moment, appreciating all of the little moments and experiences that make up our lives.
While setting goals and striving for success can certainly be important parts of living a fulfilling life, we shouldn’t get so swept up in these bigger goals that we lose sight of all that’s happening around us in the present.
#32 – “Organise your life around your dreams and watch them come true” – Unknown
#33 – “Make space in your life for what matters” – Unknown
#34 – “The first step to crafting a life you want, is to get rid of everything you don’t” – Joshua Becker
#35 – “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way” – Christopher Morley
#36 – “I’m going to make the rest of my life, the best of my life” – Unknown
#37 – “We become what we think about” – Earl Nightingale
#38 – “You do not find the happy life. You make it” – Camilla Eyring Kimball
That’s the full collection of quotes for life goals…
Whether you’re just starting out on your goal-setting journey or you’ve been at it for a while but find yourself struggling, these quotes will help inspire you to keep moving forward.
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