48 Quotes about Reaching the Top to Inspire You

It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to reach the top, but sometimes you can lose sight of your goal and what you were aiming for. When this happens, you may need to find something to remind you, or inspire you.

These 48 quotes about reaching the top will remind you of what you have to do and why you are doing it so you can begin to work hard again.

48 Quotes about Reaching the Top

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1. “We are what we do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
2. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk
3. “You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.” – RJ Mitte
4. “On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
5. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” – Benjamin Franklin
6. “It’s hard to get lost if you don’t know where you are going.” – Jim Jarmusch
7. “To become ‘unique’, the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
8. “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.” – Ted Turner
9. “The way to achieve your goals is step by step, you just need to build enough track, to be ahead of the train.” – John Milton Lawrence
10. “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” – Benjamin E. Mays
11. “Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to. We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step by step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
12. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
13. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.” – Mark Cuban
14. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold
15. “You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.” – Kathy Seligman
16. “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” – Diana Rossma
17. “Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.” – Mahatma Gandhi
18. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein
19. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” – David Joseph Schwartz
20. “Hustling is putting every minute and all your effort into achieving the goal at hand. Every minute needs to count.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
21. “There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.” – Mario Cuomo
22. “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning
23. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps
24. “I’m competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don’t really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best.” – Lucas Grabeel
25. “Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you’re not a success.” – Fran Tarkenton
26. “You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” – Les Brown
27. “We must share our dreams with people who will see us working toward and accomplishing our goals. Be encouraged by people who say, ‘How about trying it this way?’” – David DeNotaris
28. “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” – Fitzhugh Dodson
29. “People often say I have so much energy, that I never stop; but that’s what it takes to accomplish your goals.” – Curtis Jackson
30. “Take the challenge of your life. Reach out to your goals. There is no limit to what you can achieve.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
31. “While working on completing your goal, you may encounter possible setbacks. Instead of beating yourself up, look at them as opportunities to learn and grow.” – Kyle Nussen
32. “When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.” – Vera Nazarian
33. “It’s an up and down thing, the human goals, because the human is always an explorer, an adventurist.” – Cesar Millan
34. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius
35. “A discovery is like falling in love and reaching the top of a mountain after a hard climb all in one, an ecstasy not induced by drugs but by the revelation of a face of nature that no one has seen before and that often turns out to be more subtle and wonderful than anyone had imagined.” – Max Perutz
36. “The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.” – Rick Hansen
37. “Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.” – Thurgood Marshall
38. “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” – Casey Kasem
39. “You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” – Edmond Hillary
40. “Where are the people who don’t have goals headed? Those 97 percent end up working for the three percent.” – Shiv Khera
41. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
42. “Each and every master, regardless of the era or place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the peak of Mount Fuji, but the goal is the same. There are many methods of reaching the top, and they all bring us to new heights. There is no need to battle with each other – we are all brothers and sisters who should walk the Path together, hand in hand. Keep to your Path, and nothing else will matter. When you lose your desire for things that do not matter, you will be free.” – Morihei Ueshiba
43. “Never stop taking risks. Just keep reaching.” – Ryan Eggold
44. “All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.” – Norman Vincent Peale
45. “If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.” – Jonny Kim
46. “If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.” – Henry A. Kissinger
47. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
48. “Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.” – Bill Shankly