quotes tagged with 'goal'
Author: Dan Gutman, Source: unknown
Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don’t notice where we happen to be
Author: L.Tom Perry, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...
You are children of promise. I hope that you do not plan to be just common but that you plan to excel. There is no place in this world for mediocrity; we need to strive for perfection. You can obtain perfection in so many areas as you seek and work toward the goals you have established.
Author: James Anthony Froude, Source: Unknown
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Author: Josie Bissett, Source: Whatever it takes quote book
Dreams whet your appetite, but goals make you hungry.
Author: Bob Moawad, Source: Whatever it takes quote book
When we set exciting worth-while goals for ourselves, they work in two ways: We work on them and they work on us.
Author: Alan Lakein, Source: Whatever it takes quote book
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
Author: Frank Vizzare, Source: Whatever it takes quote book
A goal is a dream with its feet on the ground.
We who have received the truth of the everlasting gospel ought not to be satisfied with anything short of the best, and the best is the fulness of the Father's kingdom; and for that I hope and pray we shall live and set examples in righteousness to all men that none may stumble, that none may falter, that none may turn from the path of righteousness, due to anything that we may do or say, and I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.Author: Joseph Fielding Smith, Source: Conference Report, April 1923
Our goal should be to engage in self-evaluation and reflection that is in the middle of this continuum: Critical but Healthy Self-Evaluation. When we engage in critical but healthy self-evaluation we can be honest with ourselves. We can clearly see our strengths and our weaknesses. We know what we can do to improve our weaknesses. We recognize that through the atoning sacrifice of our Savior we do not have to be perfect today, and we can know what things we must do to strengthen ourselves.Author: NEIL J. ANDERSON, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11907&x=64&y=2
I have found that three times in particular provide perfect settings for deep, personal self-evaluation and reflection: during daily, personal scripture study; while partaking of the sacrament each week in sacrament meeting; and when we are in the temple.
Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel. If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort.Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p. 50