I love a good goal. Goal attainment is my jam, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has made goal-setting and planning feel a bit futile, there’s never a bad time to make a plan for yourself, the world, your career, or just your reading list! And quotes can be inspiration, even in the most trying of times, so why not combine those two interests and look at some of the best quotes out there about planning and goals? 

Find a quote you love, writing it at the top of your to-do list, and watch the check-marks multiply. You’ve got this! 

  • “It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals.”

  • “The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

  • “A goal properly set is halfway reached”

  • “I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done.”

  • “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

  • “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

  • “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

  • “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.”

  • “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

  • “Plans don’t go according to plan. Might as well get going as if you had a plan anyways.”

  • “If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.”

  • “A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”

  • “Plan for the future. No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. Yet, it’s just this kind of planning that can make all the difference in an emergency. “

  • “Planning is deciding in advance what to do and how to do it.

  • Planning bridges the gap between where we are and where we want to go. It makes it possible for things to occur which would not otherwise happen.”

  • “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

  • “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”

  • “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

  • “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”

  • “A clear purpose will unite you as you move forward, values will guide your behavior, and goals will focus your energy.”

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member