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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Our ideals resemble the stars, which illuminate the night. No one will ever be able to touch them. But the men who, like the sailors on the ocean, take them for guides, will undoubtedly reach their goal.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.
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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Frank Lloyd Wright:
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Henry David Thoreau:
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
If you don't know where you are going, you can never get lost.
Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
Arriving at one point is the starting point to another.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.
John F. Kennedy:
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy:
The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts.
Strategic planning is worthless -- unless there is first a strategic vision.
Maxine Hong Kingston:
To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways.
To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
Richard J. Foster:
Goals are discovered, not made.
Celebration of Discipline
Robert H. Schuller:
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Ursula K. LeGuin:
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
W. Clement Stone:
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.