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!
Dreams are little nudges from your soul.
- Victoria Moran
Quotes on Goal Setting:
“If It is to be, it is up to me”
- William H. Johnsen
Quotes on Self-Reflection:
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.
- Jonathan Mårtensson
Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.
- Henry Ford
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs.
- Vance Havner
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.
- Ernest Newman
Talk doesn’t cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb
If ifs were gifts, every day would be Christmas.
- Charles Barkley
Never act until you have clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?"
- Robert Brault,
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.
- Peter Marshall
Never mistake motion for action.
- Ernest Hemingway
Action is eloquence.
- William Shakespeare
Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin