6 Famous Poems About Goals in Life for Self Reflection

Success depends on your goals, what you set out to achieve in your life. You then begin to struggle to achieve your plan. Hard work and persistence play an important role in achieving your goals. Here are motivational Poems About Goals in Life Which will motivate you to achieve your goals.

A Wish, A Dream, A Goal

Poems About Goals in Life


Better To Climb And Fail

Poet: Unknown

Give me a man with an aim,
Whatever that aim may be,
Whether it’s wealth, or whether it’s fame,
It matters not to me.
Let him walk in the path of right,
And keep his aim in sight,
And work and pray in faith always,
With his eye on the glittering height.

Give me a man who says,
“I will do something well,
And make the fleeting days
A story of labor tell.”
Though the aim he has be small,
It is better than none at all;
With something to do the whole year through
He will not stumble or fall.

Better to strive and climb,
And never reach the goal,
Than to drift along with time,
An aimless, worthless soul.
Ay, better to climb and fall,
Or sow, though the yield be small,
Than to throw away day after day,
And never to strive at all.


One Question

Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012

Every single day we should ask,
Ourselves an important question.
What goals will we complete today,
That will end in a happy expression?

Goals are so very important in life,
In order to continue to grow.
You can only become someone important,
If you first believe it so.

Creating goals that will better your life,
Is how one can become who they want to be.
So trust in yourself that you are enough,
And soon you will be able to see.

So ask yourself where you want to go,
Then create goals that will get you there.
Take each goal as a single step,
And this is how you will prepare.


Results or Roses

Poet: Edgar A. Guest

The man who wants a garden fair,
Or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.

The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain.
Whate’er we want of any worth
We’ve got to work to gain.

It matters not what goal you seek,
It’s secret here reposes:
You’ve got to dig from week to week
To get Results or Roses.


Our Goal And Glory

Poet: Lydia M. Millard

As down a hundred stairs we graze,
A hundred stairs of time;
As upward still our eyes we raise,
As upward still we climb, –

We see the vales and hills behind,
The vales and hills before;
We see the goals we hope to find,
And see the goals passed o’er.

O’er every sea and shore we read,
All men are equal born;
The noblest thought and noblest deed
Hath noblest glory worn.

May every victory we win
Be won by tireless toil,
No battle smoke or battle din
Our growing glory foil.

As long as stars above us shine,
Or grass beneath shall grow,
Peace round us sheds her light divine,
And Truth her radiant glow.

The God of all the stars and flowers
Around us throw his shield,
And make this happy land of ours
A bloodless battle-field,

Where Truth shall fight her battles hard,
And win her triumphant way,
And Right shall be the brave watchword,
And conquer every day.

May this be Freedom’s dearest home,
Her happiest, holiest shrine,
That, till to Freedom’s heaven we come,
Her fires may deathless shine.

May every hungry, homeless heart,
Where’er on earth it beat,
Find here a hearth-stone always bright,
A welcome always sweet.


Aim, Goal, Creed

Poet: Unknown

To walk Life’s road with shoulders square,
To keep a vision true and fair,
And spread contentment everywhere –
Is my aim.

To constantly improve my mind.
To strive through effort hard to find
Success, yet keep my spirit kind –
Is my goal.


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