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Looking for some goals memes to fuel your success this year?
We’ve got you covered. Today’s article features a collection of memes that infuse a bit of lighthearted humor into your goal setting.
We know you’ve been working very hard to achieve your goals. It’s time to take a little break and enjoy the following memes that reflect the funny side of setting and achieving goals.
Read on to see what we’ve rounded up for you.
1. Stop Chasing Our Tails
via Step Up Goals
Achieving goals you’ve set for yourself this year requires focus. Shift your attention, learn to prioritize, and start working on making your dreams come true.
2. Setting SMART Goals
There are different strategies for goal setting. One technique we highly recommend is SMART goal setting.
SMART is an acronym for goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. [You can find out more about SMART goals in this post.]
3. Boromir Said It
With 365 brand new days ahead, the New Year offers a lot of potential to achieve something great. That’s why many people create New Year goals.
Do you have New Year goals, too?
4. Goals, Literally
Take a moment to appreciate this collage of literal goals. They are out on the field and are waiting for you to play your best game yet.
5. What It Feels Like to Achieve Goals
via Make A Meme
Nothing beats the pure bliss that comes when you’ve accomplished a major goal. When you arrive at this point, I highly recommend rewarding yourself. You deserve it.
6. The New VP of Sales
via Change Meme
People often get discouraged with goal setting because they fail to make their goals attainable. But if you work towards your goals, your dreams can come true!
The best thing to do is to make an action plan, where you set sub-goals that bring you closer to the fulfillment of your major goal, one day at a time.
7. Perfect the Way He Is
via Fit Fat Boys
One hurdle in goal setting is thinking that you don’t need to spend time brainstorming about how to achieve your goals.
If you’re serious about hitting your target, take time to plan out a course of action that will bring you closer to success.
8. The Only Pitfall
via Know Your Meme
Honestly, I feel attacked just looking at this meme! Time spent on time-sink activities can be spent in more productive ways, such as those that help you achieve your goals.
9. Hitting the Target
Have you ever had quotas that you had to fill? It can be stressful to have that hanging over you. But if you meet your goal right before the deadline, it’s a major cause for celebration. And, yes, you’re entitled to walk with a bit of a swagger.
10. Don't Just Sit There
Have a goal? Then start working on it.
No matter how good your goal looks on paper, if you’re not doing anything to achieve it, then it’s all going to amount to zero.
11. No Shortcuts
This meme poses a good question. Are you going to take a shortcut to reach your goals, or are you going to stay on the path and do the work, no matter how difficult it gets?
12. Celebrate Progress
Acknowledge the hard work you’re doing every step of the way to your goal. Even if you feel like your goal is still far away, just look at how far you’ve come.
13. There’s Nothing on My To-Do List
via Quotes Gram
Goal setting is important, as it helps you see where you’re going. Plus, nothing feels better than crossing an item off your goals list after you’ve accomplished it.
14. This Is the Ideal Life
What life goals have you set for yourself lately?
Do they include things that make your soul happy? Will some of those goals leave a lasting legacy for generations to come?
15. In Control
Kids can benefit from being introduced to the concept of goal setting early. Learning about this concept helps them develop success habits they can apply in different areas of their lives as they grow.
16. Goals and Dreams Have Led to This
It is a good idea to set goals for different areas of your life. If you need examples, you can check out these guides for setting all kinds of goals, such as self-development goals, short-term goals, and long-term goals.
17. Flynn's Life Goals
via Gabrielle McGinn on imgflip
The ultimate dream for many people is to acquire enough money that they can spend the rest of their days in total relaxation.
Here’s a meme for that.
18. Not Going to Happen
This meme reminds us, once again, that goals do not manifest on their own. You actually need to put in effort to get what you want.
19. 3 Things I Can't Wait to Have (Student Edition)
Your goals may be totally different from the rest of your peers. That’s okay. All goals are valid. The important thing is your commitment to achieving those goals.
20. Being a Millionaire
Sufficient preparation enables you to handle success well. It also applies to goal setting. Along the way to achieving your goals, make sure to develop the mindset and skills that will allow you to handle the challenges and the fun parts of the life you dream of.
21. It's Like This So Far
This meme was created in the spirit of setting achievable goals. One day, this person may still become a millionaire. However, at present, they are content with learning to live passionately each day. That’s a win in my book.
22. Make That a Lot
via Quotes Gram
I agree with this meme. Achieving great goals does not happen easily. It requires a great deal of planning, patience, and effort. Nevertheless, it’s truly worth it.
23. One Step at a Time
No great goal is accomplished overnight. Remember those little action steps? It takes many of those steps and a great deal of effort to reach your target.
24. Everybody Gets a Goal
via Jason Treu
How about a challenge? Try setting two major goals that you’re going to accomplish before the year ends.
These goals can be related to self-improvement, your career, your family, or your community. Plan them out and do your best to achieve them.
25. You Gotta Start Somewhere
You’ve probably come across the Chinese proverb, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” It’s the same with goals. You have to begin somewhere to arrive where you want to be.
26. What, It's Not Monday?
via shawnemmanuelclarisa on Memes
One very important thing you’ve got to do after you’ve set goals is to review them from time to time.
This way, you’re able to monitor if you’re still on track and determine if the goals you’ve set are still relevant to your current situation.
27. Aggressive but Realistic
via rolisz's blog
Be aggressive with your goals, but also make sure they are SMART. This is the best way to achieve them.
28. In the Face
We’re not condoning violence here. But if you have aggressive goals, you also need the motivation to match them.
29. Achieve Those Many Goals
via Lily Fontas
Here’s the secret about goal setting: Never set too many goals.
When you do, you’re setting yourself up for failure. You end up depleting your energy trying to accomplish them all.
Instead, focus on two or three major goals at a time.
Celebrate your success.
Then create new goals.
30. You Need to Check Your Progress
Earlier, we mentioned the importance of monitoring your goals from time to time. Here’s another meme to remind you that checking is an important part of successful goal setting.
31. Others Have Something Better
via Make A Meme
Sometimes, we can’t help but compare our own goals with those of other people. But, if at all possible, it’s best not to fall into this trap
Believe that your own goals are important. Whether you are still working on achieving them or have already done so, these goals are your stepping-stones to personal growth.
32. Don't Rush a Goal
No worthy goal is accomplished overnight. If you rush the process, you will not have a strong foundation upon which to celebrate your success.
33. Ambitious or Unrealistic
via I Imagine Blank
Accomplishing your goals often means believing in yourself. If you can dream it, you also have the capability to achieve it.
34. Why the Disbelief?
Believe us, goal setting works.
Write down your goals on paper, as well as your plan for accomplishing them.
Commit to your plan. Review and revise as needed.
Finally, remember to celebrate your progress and your success.
35. What Do You Mean?
Your professional life is one area that has the potential for greatness when you set goals.
Make a plan for what you really want from your career. You might also want to use a vision board for this. [Check out this guide for creating your first vision board.]
36. Make It So
via Underwater Audio
Perhaps you’ve heard the quote, “A goal without a plan is just a wish,” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
You will discover that it is difficult to achieve your goals if you don’t make concrete plans. Follow de Saint-Exupéry’s advice and smash all your goals this year.
37. According to Plan
When making your goals, make sure to write them somewhere safe and easily accessible. You can use goal setting templates, a planner, or even your bullet journal.
Just don’t lose it, okay?
38. Now What?
Actually, there are a lot of things you can do after you’ve reached your goal.
You might want to go out and celebrate. For some people, rewarding themselves accordingly is necessary once they’ve accomplished their goals.
You can also use the time after accomplishing goals to create new ones to work on.
Goals give you direction, focus, and motivation. If you’re serious about goal setting, you’ll make it a habit to constantly use them as a reference for staying on track with your targets.
Overlooking or forgetting about the goals you’ve set prevents you from reaching where you want to go—and that hurts.
40. Committed to Your Goals
In addition to regularly checking the action plan you’ve made for your goals, another requisite for success is your commitment to your goals.
Are you willing to face all the challenges that you’ll encounter along the way to your dreams?
Do you believe in your own success?
via Mithun Edwin
Congratulations, you’ve made it! This is a fist-pump moment.
Go ahead, revel in your success. You deserve it.
Achieving a goal requires a certain kind of dedication, a sense of optimism, and hard work to get where you want to be.
Hopefully, the goals memes featured today will brighten your mood while you’re in pursuit of your dreams.
This collection is a reminder that setbacks are temporary and you can always look forward to successfully achieving your goals.
Finally, if you want to take your goal-setting efforts to the next level, check out this FREE printable worksheet and a step-by-step process that will help you set effective SMART goals.