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75 Captivating Motivational Quotes About Conquering Goals

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You want to achieve your goals, but you don’t know where to start. 

Achieving your goals can feel like an uphill battle at times. It’s easy to get discouraged and give up when the going gets tough.

With the right motivation, you can conquer anything. These 75 motivational quotes about conquering goals will help give you the push you need to achieve whatever it is you’re striving for.

So read on and be inspired to reach for the stars!

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1. Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

2. Theodore Roosevelt

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

3. Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

4. Henry David Thoreau

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”

5. Zig Ziglar

“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want.”

6. Tony Robbins

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

7. Michelle Obama

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

8. Andrew Carnegie

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

9. Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

10. Napoleon Hill

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

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11. Elon Musk

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

12. Henry Ford

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

13. Serena Williams

“I’ve always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.”

14. Walt Disney

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

15. Amelia Earhart

“Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”

16. Pat Summit

“Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.”

17. Earl Nightingale

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”

18. Warren Buffett

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”

19. Robert H. Schuller

“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.”

20. Mark Zuckerberg

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

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21. Stephen King

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

22. Orison Swett Marden

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

23. Jim Rohn

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

24. Les Brown

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”

25. Robert Herjavec

“I just don’t sleep enough. But I have never met someone very successful who, at the end of their life, says ‘I wish I slept more.'”

26. Jack Ma

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

27. Michael Jordan

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

28. Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

29. Thomas Edison

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

30. Babe Ruth

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”

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31. Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

32. Arianna Huffington

“I see some people stay in one place because it’s convenient or it’s comfortable. But they’re missing out on their passion.”

33. Nelson Mandela

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

34. Robert Louis Stevenson

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”

35. Mario Cuomo

“There are only two rules for being successful: one, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.”

36. Venus Williams

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”

37. Seth Godin

“I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.”

38. Franklin Roosevelt

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

39. Karen Casey

“Sit quietly for a moment upon awakening and visualize who you want to be for the day. That will become a practice that can change your life considerably.”

40. C. S. Lewis

“We are what we believe we are.”

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41. Bruce Lee

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

42. Lou Holtz

“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.”

43. Michael Phelps

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”

44. Oprah Winfrey

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”

45. John Glenn

“I’m not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: ‘live-acy.’ I’m more interested in living.”

46. Benjamin E. Mays

“The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.”

47. Booker T. Washington

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”

48. Tina Fey

“I don’t want to be somebody else.”

49. John Wooden

“Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.”

50. Thomas Jefferson

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

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51. Paul J. Meyer

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!”

52. Mark Victor Hansen

“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.”

53. J. K. Rowling

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

54. Mary Kay Ash

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

55. Kevin Ngo

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”

56. Sam Levenson

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

57. Ken Venturi

“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”

58. Simone de Beauvoir

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”

59. Ralph Marston

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”

60. Nikos Kazantzakis

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

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61. Bo Jackson

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”

62. Og Mandino

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

63. Jessica Savitch

“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.”

64. Dale Carnegie

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

65. Winston Churchill

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

66. Helen Rowland

“You will never win if you never begin.”

67. Wayne Dyer

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

68. Pauline Kael

“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.”

69. Zig Ziglar

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

70. Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

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71. Alfred A. Montapert

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”

72. Carol Burnett

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

73. Aldous Huxley

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

74. Rabindranath Tagore

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

75. Kyle Chandler

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”


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