Everyone wants something in life, whether it be happiness, health or money. Having goals gives our life meaning and achieving them makes it fulfilling.

Setting a clear goal, however, is not always an easy task. We may be indecisive of what we want, but once we know, we’re taking the first step to getting it.

No matter what we plan to achieve, we all experience that phase where the hill becomes harder to climb. We might give up on our goal for good or change it into something that takes less effort, something we believe to be more “realistic”.

Whenever you feel like throwing in the towel, remember that all the achievers that you look up to have felt the same way at some point — but kept on going. The following goals quotes will inspire you to follow your dreams even when the going gets tough.

As long as you’re passionate enough about what you want to accomplish, nothing will stand in your way. Your passion will make you commit and try harder when obstacles arise.

Here are 30 goals quotes to pursue your dreams with boldness and enthusiasm:

A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it.


WALT DISNEY (more Walt Disney quotes)

To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the what is next, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.


MARK TWAIN

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.


TINA FEY (more Tina Fey quotes)

One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves.


KAREN CASEY

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.


MAYA ANGELOU

You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.


C.S. LEWIS (more C. S. Lewis quotes)

Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.


AMELIA EARHART

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.


TONY ROBBINS (more Tony Robbins quotes)

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


ANDREW CARNEGIE

It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. 


JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.


THEODORE ROOSEVELT

The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.


MICHELANGELO (more Michelangelo quotes)

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.


STEVE JOBS (more Steve Jobs quotes)

You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.


TED TURNER

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

A goal is a dream with a deadline. 


NAPOLEON HILL (more Napoleon Hill quotes)

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bull***t story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.


JORDAN BELFORT

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

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.


HENRY DAVID THOREAU

A goal properly set is halfway reached. 


ZIG ZIGLAR (more Zig Ziglar quotes)

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.


ORISON SWETT MARDEN

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. 


OG MANDINO

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right. 


ALDOUS HUXLEY

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 has achieved the second. 


LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. 


BRIAN TRACY

To reach a port, we must sail — Sail, not tie at anchor– Sail, not drift. 


FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. 


DAVID OGILVY

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.


DAVID JOSEPH SCHWARTZ

I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish.


MARTHA STEWART

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.


ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes)