42+ Inspirational Goal Quotes for Business

42 Inspirational Goal Setting Quotes
Written By Greg Bahlmann
Published on July 13, 2020

When achieving goals, motivation becomes crucial to the success of such an undertaking. Quotes are a great way to help you find that motivation, especially goal quotes for business. Over the years, many an inspiring figure has uttered inspiring goal quotes. Below is a selected list of the best goal quotes for business that I have been able to find. There are bigger lists, but I prefer quality over quantity.

I hope the quotes listed below serve to inspire and motivate you to set bigger, better, and more aspirational goals. many go beyond simply being goal quotes for business and will inspire you to live a better life in general.

The List of Goal Quotes for Business

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

Andrew Carnegie

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

Albert Einstein

“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

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.”

Earl Nightingale

“You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.”

Steve Garvey

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.”

Mark Victor Hansen

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“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”

Brian Tracy

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”

Michael Korda

“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. ”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.”


“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”

Jim Rohn

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”

Zig Ziglar

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”

Les Brown

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“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”

Michael Phelps

“You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.”

RJ Mitte

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

Ted Turner

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”

Benjamin E. Mays

“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.”

Seth Godin

“If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.”

Jill Koenig

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Henry David Thoreau

“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

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“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

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”

Lawrence J. Peter

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Les Brown

“Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.”

Bear Bryant

“In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.”

Sid Caesar

“Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.”

Tony Hsieh

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.”

Earl Nightingale

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“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

Bruce Lee

“The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”


“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

Henry Ford

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

C.S. Lewis

“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”

Bo Bennett

“A good goal is like a strenuous exercise — it makes you stretch.”

Mary Kay Ash

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

Karen Casey

“Your goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight.”

Denis Waitley and Remi Witt

“A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim.”

Thomas Fuller

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“If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”


“The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.”


“Dream it. Believe it. Build it.”


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


“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”


“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.”



Goal quotes are abundant on the Internet. I would suggest finding the favorites of your own and writing them down to inspire and motivate you for your own goals. And if you don’t have any goals, perhaps some of those listed above will motivate you to set one.

If you have a favorite goal quote, feel free to leave it in a comment below.

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