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How to Set Goals

My ultimate dream was to play major-league baseball, but I had smaller goals along the way.
Derek Jeter

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Harvey Mackay

Reach for the furthest thing you think you can get. Then reach again. Sooner or later, the things that looked way beyond you are the next natural goal to reach.
Calvin Peete

People are like rubber bands: They must be stretched to be effective.
John Maxwell

A goal isn’t truly a goal until a time schedule has been worked out for its fulfillment. Once you have answered what you will do, you must then decide when you expect to complete it. Until that happens, a goal still lives in the land of dreams.
John Stanko

The Power of Commitment

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Benjamin Disraeli

I have a great deal more respect for someone who keeps coming back after losing heartbreaker after heartbreaker than I do for the winner who has everything going for him.
Wilt Chamberlain

It took me twelve years to become an overnight sensation.
Toby Harrah

God has a way for us to do everything He places in our heart. He does not put dreams and visions in us to frustrate us. We must keep our confidence all the way through to the end, not just for a little bit and then when it looks like the mountain is too big, give up.
Joyce Meyer

The Power of a Plan

A plan takes all your dreams and talents and maximizes them by bringing structure to the concept.
T.D. Jakes

Without a plan we keep covering old territory.
Rick Pitino

Your mind is always satisfied with the harmony produced by a well-organized plan. Anxiety develops from a poorly organized plan.
Napoleon Hill

Planning is deciding what to change today so tomorrow will be different from yesterday.
Ichak Adizes

He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows out that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light which darts itself through all his occupations. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.
Victor Hugo

Never Too Old

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright

It’s great to show people that you don’t have to put an age limit on your dreams, and you don’t have to be a teenager to win a gold medal.
Dara Torres, at thirty-three, the oldest U.S. swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games

There is no age limit on transforming your life. No rule that says that after a certain age you are simply the way you are and that’s it. Change not only is possible at any time but is essential.
Rick Pitino

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled, the more I gain.
Susan B. Anthony

Big Dreams Required

All the resources of the universe leap to the help of those who dare to dream big.
Catherine Marshall

God’s dreams are always so large that they require His help to make them come true.
Robert Schuller

If you’re big enough for your dream, your dream isn’t big enough for you.
Erwin McManus

Think so big that you can’t do it alone, so big you can’t do it this year, this decade or even in your lifetime. Have a dream worth dreaming.
Bobb Biehl

Faith Required

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The one thing that will guarantee the successful conclusion of a doubtful undertaking is faith that you can do it.
William James

As long as we wait until we can do God’s work, we will remain in a holding pattern, because God’s work requires faith in Him, not faith in our abilities.
David Young

Never wait for a miracle. Go after your dream. Do your part to the very best of your ability, and ask God to make up the difference. He won’t act until we step out in faith.
John Maxwell

God’s blessings don’t necessarily come through the kindness of others. In fact, it is often in spite of a lack of others’ kindness that God is able to perform the most mighty deeds. The miracle begins when we remove the training wheels of dependency on others.
T.D. Jakes

The Power of Commitment

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Napoléon Bonaparte

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams

Many times I have found that my best ideas have come when I thought I could not work for another minute and when I literally had to drive myself to finish the task before a deadline.
Richard Nixon

It took me twenty years to become an overnight success.
Eddie Cantor

One thing I’ve noticed in all my years of coaching is that the most successful athletes, the most successful people in all walks of life, in fact, have one thing in common – they persist. They refuse to let anyone tell them their dreams can’t come true. They never waver in their belief in themselves. They refuse to be denied.
Rick Pitino