Best 78 Quotes & Tweets on Goal setting

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1

If you genuinely care about the goal, you’ll focus on the system.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

Companies should onboard employees with an internal podcast. It would focus on: - Company history - How decisions are made - Industry 101 - How the company makes money - Long-term goals and company vision Fast, efficient, and fun for everybody.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

3

Systems are for people who care about winning repeatedly. Goals are for people who care about winning once.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

If you... 1) develop a bias for moving fast 2) consistently ask, “What’s the real goal here and is there a better way to accomplish it?” ... you can accomplish a lot in one life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

Annual goals are hard. Try monthly ones! Not so daunting and 12x the feeling of accomplishment. Amazing what you can get done in 12 small pieces.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

6

What is the real goal? The real goal is not to “beat the market.” The goal is to build wealth. The real goal is not to read more books. The goal is to understand what you read. Don’t let a proxy become the target. Don’t optimize for the wrong outcome.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

The things that matter most can't be copied. You can copy goals, you can't copy discipline. You can copy ideas, you can't copy execution. You can copy answers, you can't copy understanding. You can copy thinking, you can't copy thinking for yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

A goal is a desired outcome. A strategy is a desired outcome combined with a plan for achieving it. Create strategies, not goals.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Whenever there is a gap between your habits and your goals, your habits will always win.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Having good health isn’t everything, but not having it is. Having money isn’t everything, but not having it is. You don’t need 6-pack abs or a million dollars to be happy, but do yourself a favor and learn the fundamentals of fitness and finance. They bring a margin of safety.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

New goals don't deliver new results. New lifestyles do. And a lifestyle is not an outcome, it is a process. For this reason, all of your energy should go into building better rituals, not chasing better results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

Remember when “working real hard” had a goal? Like getting out of a shitty situation, so you could stop wearing yourself thin. Now the prize for “working real hard” and making it big is that you get to “work real hard” forever. Hustle culture sucks.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

13

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

If two people have the same goal, you know nothing about the similarity of their results. But if two people have the same daily habits, you can infer quite a bit about the similarity of their results. Your results are largely a byproduct of your habits.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

People who strive for excellence want to be developed not managed. The more comfortable someone is with being managed, the lower the potential. The more comfortable someone is managing others, the less likely they are to develop them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

The advice to “focus on the process, not the outcome” is only partially correct. Life is certainly not about any single outcome, but good processes are those that increase your winning percentage. If your outcomes aren’t improving, the process needs to change.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Results have little to do with the goals we set and nearly everything to do with the systems we follow. Goals are the results we want to achieve. Systems are the processes that lead to those results. If you want results, forget goals. Focus on your system.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

Your goal is to find a few intelligent things to do, not do every damn thing that comes across your desk.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

Goal-oriented people move faster. Growth-oriented people go further. Goal-oriented people want the answer so they can "get it right" quickly. They skim. Growth-oriented people want to see the process so they understand how, why, and intent. They understand.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

Instead of asking “Where do you see yourself in five years?” ask “What would you prefer to be doing tomorrow?”

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

21

Write your goals on a sheet of paper. Circle the three most important. Avoid doing any work on anything that's not circled.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

Critical lesson I learned about building products: stating explicit non-goals are nearly as important as stating your actual goals. Products are all susceptible to bigger-ism. Moving fast is far easier when it's clear what you're not doing.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

23

Chaos Monkey your organization. Get rid of all meetings, deadlines, and goals. Let everyone work on whatever they want. See what happens.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

24

I’m becoming less convinced that people are “irrational” and more convinced that when you see behavior that looks irrational it's because (1) you don’t understand that person’s goals, (2) you don't have all the info or (3) you're viewing the situation on a different time horizon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

Ultimately, anyone who wishes to fulfill their potential must come to terms with the endless nature of self-improvement. Specific goals or projects may have a beginning and an end, but the process of improvement goes on forever. There is no finish line.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

We optimize for short-term ego protection over long-term happiness.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

27

Goal for your 20s: Find your “10 Club” Your 10 Club is a group of 10 people you want to work with later in life. They should be kind, ambitious, and generous. Travel together, meet their families, and attend their weddings.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

28

It's a great time to implement: - No meetings - No deadlines - No goals - No "core" working hours - No expectations on response times

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

29

It’s easier to believe that something else is holding us back from what we want than to face the reality that we hold ourselves back.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

30

A Map is not the territory. You are not your title. An online dating profile is not the person. Metrics are not the goal.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

31

Goal for your 20s: Get really good at doing something valuable, but scarce. Then, advertise your skills.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

If you don’t set your own values, other people will.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

Best arguments for goal setting: -Goals can motivate and inspire you -Goals make it easier to say no to distractions Best arguments against goal setting: -Goal setting overvalues the outcome, undervalues the process -Goals push happiness off to the next milestone

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

34

The goal isn’t to get more followers. The goal is to become a better writer, to meet interesting people, to better understand yourself. Followers are just a byproduct.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

35

Surround yourself with people who have the same goals as you. You’ll rise together.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

36

Create your own luck by writing online. Tell people what you’re working on, be open about your goals, and teach others what you learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

Make success your default mode Financial success: Automate investment withdrawals Health success: Fill your house with only real foods Knowledge success: Read before bed Relationship success: Disassociate with people you dislike Mental success: Practice mindfulness each day

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

38

An effective social media strategy isn’t one that aims for short-term wins, but instead builds communities to meet long-term goals

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

39

My biggest financial goal right now is having the means to hire a personal tutor for everything I want to learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

40

My idea of growth is to keep rearranging my life so that I'm doing fewer things I'd rather not be doing. I have no goals. Just anti-goals.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

41

Goal for my business: Make it easy to run, even if it means we can’t build a massive company

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

42

Have flexible goals supported by inflexible habits

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

43

If you have a goal, the most important thing is to start. Do not wait for motivation. If it’s not there, it will come after starting.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

44

Ambitious projects are under-rated. Paradoxically, ambition makes some things MUCH easier. Benefits of ambitious goals: 1. Way less competition 🥊 2. Easier to recruit employees 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 3. Others want to promote the project for you 📽️ Wish I'd learned this earlier.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

45

If you have a goal, the most important thing is to start. Do not wait for motivation. If it’s not there, it will come after starting.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

46

Incentives are more important than goals. Setting a goal tells people what you want them to do. Designing incentives tells people what they will be rewarded for doing. When the incentives are right, you don't even need goals.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

47

One simple product goal: overdeliver.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

48

You can’t hit your goals without having a plan for how you’re going to hit your goals

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

49

The goal is to eliminate the interface.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

50

Understanding what people want is interesting. Understanding *why* they want it is where the real gold is buried.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour