A goal is a dream with a deadline.- Napoleon Hill

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.- Barbara Kingsolver

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.- Michael Jordan

The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.- Robert J. McKain

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.- Laozi (Lao Tzu, Lao Tse, Lao Tsu)

A goal without an action plan is a daydream.- Nathaniel Branden

Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.- Lillian Hellman

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.- Henry David Thoreau

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.- Samuel Johnson

Indeed -- judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgments, learning space and listening carefully are my goals.- Emma Thompson

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.- Rita Mae Brown

That aim in life is highest which requires the highest and finest discipline.- Henry David Thoreau

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours.- Doug Larson

Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.- Peter Drucker

Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.- Abraham Lincoln

Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.- Peace Pilgrim

The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you're finished.- Benjamin Franklin

Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no one can live.- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.- Andrew Carnegie

Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.- Hannah More

I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It isn't where you come from, it's where you're going that counts.- Ella Fitzgerald

The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal.- Alfred Adler

My goal is to be accused of being strident.- Susan Faludi