Thursday, April 3, 2008


Not to encourage a bunch of work and goals that keep us busy and give us a false sense of worth- but to focus on the ultimate and eternal goals- the important ones that sometimes take on the form of a quiet, well lived life of satisfaction and truth. Choose carefully.

I stole these from a friend's blog:

"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. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them."-- Jim Rohn

"People who say life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile... Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project... Always have something ahead of you to "look forward to"--to work for and to hope for."-- Maxwell Maltz

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."-- Les Brown

"A goal is created three times. First as a mental picture. Second, when written down to add clarity and dimension. And third, when you take action towards its achievement."-- Gary Ryan Blair

"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."-- Goethe

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring."-- Dodie Smith

"This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force."-- Dorothy Parker "Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."-- Dale Carnegie

"The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny."-- Frederick Speakman

"In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are."-- Arnold H. Glasgow

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."-- Laurence J. Peter

"The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them."-- Jim Rohn

"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. A goal is what specifically you intend to make happen. Dreams and goals should be just out of your present reach but not out of sight. Dreams and goals are coming attractions in your life."-- Joseph Campbell

"We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are."-- Jim Rohn "No one rises to low expectations."--Jesse Jackson

"We tend to live up to our expectations."-- Earl Nightingale

"Setting goals provides man with an excuse to stop before he has exhausted all efforts to reach his maximum potential."-- David V. Ellison

"Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable."-- Lord Chesterfield

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."-- Antoine de Saint Exupery

"Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?"-- Jim Rohn

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements."-- Napoleon Hill

"I learned that there were two ways I could live my life: following my dreams or doing something else. Dreams aren't a matter of chance, but a matter of choice. When I dream, I believe I am rehearsing my future."-- David Copperfield

"It may be that those who do most, dream most."-- Stephen Leacock

"Dreams do not vanish, so long as people do not abandon them."-- Phantom F. Harlock

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."-- Carl Gustav Jung

"The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought."-- Leon Blum

"Great souls have wills; feeble ones only have wishes."-- Chinese Proverb

"Excellence can be attained if you Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible."-- Author Unknown

"To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service."-- Oliver Goldsmith

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit."-- Aristotle

"The passionate ones, the ones who go after what they want, may not get what they want, but they remain vital, in touch with themselves, and when they lie on their deathbeds, they have few regrets."-- Charlie Kaufman

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach."-- Benjamin Mays

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."-- Andrew Carnegie

"The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use that one talent."-- Edgar W. Work

"What's more important-your goal, or others' opinions of your goal."-- unknown

"The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome."-- Helen Keller

"The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit."-- Jim Rohn


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Maribel said...

You're absolutely right! I've got to get a goal! Oh wait, I already am working on several things. I guess it will have to wait until these others are done.Hehehehe