The greater 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.
Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning.
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Success is getting and achieving what you want.
Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims.
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds.
Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it;
action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
The only way to reach your long range goals is through achieving your short range objectives.
Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.
It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
I am more fond of achieving than striving.
My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued.
Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice.
Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
Every person's body wants nothing more than to cooperate with them in achieving optimal health.
Let today be the day that you become committed in being, in doing, in getting, achieving, in experiencing. Let today be the day that you are committed to being the change you wish to see. To living the life you wish to live
First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. I believe we should go to the moon. But there is no sense in agreeing or desiring that the United States take an affirmative position in outer space, unless we are prepared to do the work and bear the burdens to make it successful.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives.
They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.
The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without firs taking some form of positive action toward its attainment.
There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.
What do you want to achieve or avoid? The answers to this question are objectives. How will you go about achieving your desire results? The answer to this you can call strategy.
We are living now, not in the delicious intoxication induced by the early successes of science, but in a rather grisly morning-after, when it has become apparent that what triumphant science has done hitherto is to improve the means for achieving unimproved or actually deteriorated ends.
The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream?
Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate;
still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.
Some people, in working towards a goal, find themselves seized by inertia when it comes time for action. If this should happen to you, despite the small graduated steps, then it is time to re-examine your goal. Consider how important it actually is and then either discard the goal and replace it with more suitable one or continue the steps with a renewed sense of the value of achieving it.
Achieving price stability is not only important in itself, it is also central to attaining the Federal Reserve's other mandate objectives of maximum sustainable employment and moderate long-term interest rates.
Candidates don't have to deal with reality.
They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy.
I have no regrets. I don't believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard... and achieving as much as I could.
I think achieving a higher fiscal stability is also a very important condition for restoring an environment which is conducive to growth.
Today I know that there is still work to be done, but along the way my I am achieving my dreams.
I would like to say I've achieved goals, but really, modeling is all luck.
You're not really achieving anything. The least hardworking person with a special face can be huge and have a whole world of success.
Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society.
Setting a goal is not the main thing.
It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall.
Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.
Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds.
As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.
No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence.
The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it.
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals.
The use and threat of force, when world peace is not in danger, are no longer valid frames of reference for achieving the ends sought today by sovereign nations.