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When You Set Goals -- Who Inspires You?



This is an Optional Activity where students have a choice of selecting one motivational quotation from a list and then writing about it. They focus on why that particular quote inspired them.  

Below are 14 great goal setting quotes.  Pick a quote that might make sense to you and will motivate you in your goal setting.  Write a 2 to 3 sentence paragraph stating why you like this particular quote the best.

  1.   “Goals: There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them.”
    Jim Rohn, My Philosophy for Successful Living
  2.  “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”
  3. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”                                                                                                                             Jim Rohn, The Art of Exceptional Living
  4. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
  5.   “Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.”
  6. “Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.”
  7. “Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs”
  8. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”
  9. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
  10. “If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.”
  11. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
    Jim Rohn, The Treasury Of Quotes
  12. “It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What's hard, is figuring out what you're willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.”
  13. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
    Albert Einstein
  14. “If you're trying to be miserable, it's important you don't have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don't read anything informative, don't listen to anything useful, don't do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.”
    John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable

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