Mar 142012
 

Top 15 Goals Quotations

By Danielle Hollister

Examine your own personal goals and find methods to achieve your desires with these valuable quotations about setting goals…

  1. “The most important thing about having goals is having one.”
    — Geoffrey F. Abert
  2. “It takes a little courage, and a little self-control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, If you really want to win. There’s no easy path to glory, There’s no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, Is no simple parlor game; But it’s prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition and don’t know when to quit.”
    — Anonymous
  3. “No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.”
    — Bette Davis
  4. “A goal is a dream that has an ending. ”
    — Duke Ellington
  5. “The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach.”
    — Edgar A. Guest
  6. “Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.”
    — Elbert Hubbard
  7. “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.”
    — Thomas Jefferson
  8. “It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.”
    — Helen Keller
  9. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
    — Abraham Lincoln
  10. “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.”
    — Benjamin E. Mays
  11. “Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.”
    — Mary Lou Retton
  12. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
    — Ralph Vaull Starr
  13. “We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.”
    — Henry David Thoreau
  14. “Goals are your personal statements of what you are truly willing to do to achieve what you really want to achieve.”
    — Denis Waitley
  15. “What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
    — Zig Ziglar

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Mar 142012
 

Top 25 Leadership Quotations

By Danielle Hollister

Ponder what it takes to be a true leader with these practical quotes that will lead you to a more precise understanding of the secrets to successful leadership…

  1. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”
    –Anonymous
  2. “No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.”
    –W. H. Auden
  3. “Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.”
    –Warren Bennis
  4. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”
    — Andrew Carnegie
  5. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
    –Rosalynn Carter
  6. “Perhaps the most central characteristic of authentic leadership is the relinquishing of the impulse to dominate others.”
    –David Cooper
  7. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.”
    — Max DePree
  8. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
    –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. “A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.”
    –Russell H. Ewing
  10. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. ”
    — Harold Geneen
  11. “One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
    –Arnold Glasow
  12. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. ”
    — John Kenneth Galbraith
  13. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”
    –Theodore Hesburgh
  14. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on… The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.”
    –Walter Lippmann
  15. “Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.”
    –Tom Landry
  16. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”
    –John Maxwell
  17. “The real leader has no need to lead– he is content to point the way.”
    — Henry Miller
  18. “The leader must know, most know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.”
    –Clarence B. Randall
  19. “The person who know “how” will always have job. The person who knows “why” will always be his boss.”
    –Diane Ravitch
  20. “A true leader is hated by most, and respected by all. A follower is liked by all, and respected by none.”
    –Scott Smigler
  21. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”
    –Brian Tracey
  22. “You know what makes leadership? It is the ability to get men to do what they don’t want to do and like it.”
    –Harry S. Truman
  23. “Leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It is a process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others.”
    –Unknown
  24. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”
    –Thomas J. Watson
  25. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
    –Sam Walton

Resource Box – Danielle Hollister (2004) is the Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine – A free newsletter for quote lovers featuring more than 10,000 quotations in dozens of categories like – love, friendship, children, inspiration, success, wisdom, family, life, and many more. Read it online at – http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8364.asp

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