Goals help you overcome short-term problems.
— Hannah More
The mere act of defining a goal puts you that much closer to achieving it.
— Ron Blue
When you know you are working toward a goal, when there is a challenge to be met, you are more likely to rise to the occasion and perform at your best than when there is no deadline to be met or no task to be completed.
— Richard Chang
Happiness, wealth and success are byproducts of goal setting; they cannot be the goal themselves.
— John Condry
The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.
— Claude Bristol
Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road.
— Sheryl Johnson
The process of getting there – all the blood, sweat and tears, all the lumps and disappointments – is what makes winning great.
— Joe Gibbs
When you understand that your happiness comes from the process, instead of the results, it becomes much easier to embrace the importance of working your hardest at every job.
— Russell Simmons
The real magic is not so much in achieving the victory, itself. The real magic is in the journey we take to get there.
— Phil Mickelson
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.
— Harold Melchart
Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered with failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt
Success is being truly happy at what you do.
— Tommy Lasorda
God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and cast down by failure is still a carnal man.
— A.W. Tozer
It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
— C.S. Lewis
There is a tendency to confuse success with the rewards of success. If you are where God wants you, fulfilling the responsibilities He has given you, you are successful.
— Andy Stanley
For ongoing optimal energy, invest in something you love every day. Even a few minutes of pure bliss can keep you uplifted. Let’s face it, you’ll never find the time to do as you wish; you have to make the time – maybe in little chunks.
— Suzanne Zoglio
Pampering yourself is a requirement for peace and happiness.
— Susyn Reeve
Schedule a day of pampering. You need time to yourself to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Do what you love, whether it’s a manicure or a massage or a bike ride or a round of golf. The money invested is well worth the decreased stress level you will experience.
— Laura Stack
You need regular time to be alone, to reflect, to sit quietly. You also need time to talk privately with your spouse or friends. For a short break, go to the bedroom for a nap or soak in the tub. A fifteen-minute time-out can revitalize you.
— Judy Ford
There are a lot of burned-out moms losing the joy of being a parent because they feel guilty about taking the time to receive. Moms feel like they are supposed to sacrifice everything for their families, and I understand that point of view. But, at the same time, if you’re not taking time to receive – body, soul and spirit – eventually you won’t have anything more to give.
— Lisa Whelchel
Treading the hard path of duty will be noticed and will lead to high places.
— Abraham Lincoln
The path of duty lies in the thing nearby, but people seek it in things far off.
— Chinese proverb
Duty does not have to be dull. Love can make it beautiful and fill it with life.
— Thomas Merton
There is happiness to be found in the most disagreeable duty when you realize you’re getting it out of the way.
— Ella Wilcox
More will sometimes be demanded of you than is reasonable. Bear it meekly, and exhaust your time and strength in performing your duties, rather than in vindicating your rights.
— Horace Mann
The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
— Booker T. Washington
You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
— Ruth Smeltzer
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
— Ethel Andrus
If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help others.
— Chinese proverb
If there is a fountain of youth, it has to be exercise.
— Gary Player
I’m convinced that, as I get older, I shall increase, rather than decrease, the amount of exercising I do.
— Jack Nicklaus
Exercising and eating right are two of the most important things you can do to enhance your well-being and keep up with the rush of life’s oncoming challenges.
— Mary Lou Retton
It is remarkable how one’s wits are sharpened by physical exercise.
— Pliny the Younger
Exercise is the most overlooked secret of happiness. Exercise produces neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine that enable us to be happy. Exercise also makes us proud of our bodies, proud of how we look and feel, proud of what we can do.
— Dr. Frank Pittman III