As you begin to build your 2014 strategy, here’s some sage advice from a few of history’s greatest leaders and thinkers to help motivate and inspire you to not only set your business and personal goals, but also achieve them.
To reach a port, we must sail – Sail, not tie at anchor – Sail, not drift. – Franklin Roosevelt
It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. – Goethe
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt
A goal properly set is halfway reached. – Zig Ziglar
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie
Begin with the end in mind. – Stephen Covey
Have you started setting goals for 2014? What will inspire you to achieve them? Let us know in the comments section below.
The Harvard/Yale study does not exist, but there is a small Dominican University study that seems to show writing down goals is important.
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