Some Sage Advice for Your 2020 Dreams, Goals and Plans


In response to yesterday’s post on ten tips for making your new year great, one of our readers, Eric Bradshaw, shared three really good quotes relating to our goals, dreams and plans for 2020.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” –C. S. Lewis

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” –T. S. Eliot

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” –Thomas Jefferson.

If you’re a regular reader of ThePreachersWord, you’ve noticed that I like quotes. Often concise, pithy quotes pack a powerful punch that says so much more than the few words used. They can inspire, motivate and challenge us.

Also, as the 16th-century French statesman and author, Michel Montaigne once wrote, “I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”

So, in that vein, we offer some inspiring thoughts to challenge you to make 2020 your best year ever.

A goal is a dream with a deadline. ~Napoleon Hill

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. ~Brian Tracy

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.
~Yogi Berra

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. –Apostle Paul, Phil. 3:14

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~Jim Rohn

If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals. ~Lou Holtz

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. ~Denis Waitley

Goals may give focus, but dreams give power. ~John Maxwell

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is Lord’s purpose that prevails. ~King Solomon, Prov. 19:21

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable. ~Seneca

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ~King Solomon, Prov 3:5-6

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals. ~Booker T. Washington

Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:9

When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. –Ken Blanchard

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. ~Robin Sharma

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction. ~Germany Kent

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~Phil 4:13

If you miss heaven, you’ve just missed all there is. ~Dee Bowman

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. ~1 Cor. 15:58

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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