“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time,” goes the familiar saying from Zig Ziglar.
It’s true at work, and it’s true in our personal lives. When we don’t have clear goals, we wallow in aimless tasks and reach blindly for the future.
At Khorus, we have the privilege of working with our customers to bring great goal setting—and the renewed clarity, focus, and purpose that comes with it—to entire companies. Here are some of our favorite quotes on the topic of goal power, from thinkers old and new.
On why to have goals in the first place:
1. Seth Godin
“The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact . . . those people have goals.” —Seth's Blog
This is truth, and it kind of hurts. Setting a goal is an acknowledgment that you’re not where you want to be, that there’s work to be done. But as Godin points out, it’s worth it in the end.
2. Peter Drucker
“The young knowledge worker whose job is too small to challenge and test his abilities either leaves or declines rapidly into premature middle age, soured, cynical, unproductive.” —The Effective Executive
Set some challenging goals! You don’t want to age prematurely, do you?