The easiest way to start is to start small.
– Run 100 meters
– Meditate for one minute
– Write one paragraph
– Skip one dessert
– Read one page
Then challenge yourself to do more. You’ll find that doing something small often motivates you to do more and keep going.
– Mark Manson
Don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.
– Chetan Bhagat
Optimism is important. You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set. There is a phrase I learned in college called, ‘having a healthy disregard for the impossible.’ That is a really good phrase. You should try to do things that most people would not do.
– Larry Page
Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals – however mundane or lofty they may be.
– Jack Canfield
A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.
– Walt Disney