Quotes for Vision, Goal-setting, and Self-Reflection
Quotes on Vision:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
- Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision coupled with action can change the world.”
“I visualize where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.”
Dreams are little nudges from your soul.
Quotes on Goal Setting:
“You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals.”
- Johnny Bench
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
- Tony Robbins
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”
- Tom Landry
Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.”
- Les Brown
“If we all don’t row, the boat won’t go.”
When you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”
- Thomas Edison
“If It is to be, it is up to me”
- William H. Johnsen
Quotes on Self-Reflection:
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and Third, by experience, which is bitterest.”
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.”
- Author Unknown
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”
- Thomas Paine
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”
- Wayne Dyer
Quotes without Posters:
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
- James Baldwin
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- Mark Twain
Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.
Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs.
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn’t waste time waiting for inspiration.
Talk doesn’t cook rice.
If ifs were gifts, every day would be Christmas.
Never act until you have clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?"
Well-matured and well-disciplined talent is always sure of a market, provided it exerts itself; but it must not cower at home and expect to be sought for. There is a good deal of cant, too, in the whining about the success of forward and impudent men, while men of retiring worth are passed over with neglect. But it happens often that those forward men have that valuable quality of promptness and activity, without which worth is a mere inoperative property.
A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion. Endeavor to make your talents convertible to ready use, prompt for the occasion, and adapted to the ordinary purposes of life; cultivate strength rather than gracefulness; in our country it is the useful, not the ornamental, that is in demand.
-Washington Irving, letter to Pierre Paris Irving (nephew), 1824 December 7th
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Never mistake motion for action.
Action is eloquence.
Well done is better than well said.