“The Goal”: 101+ Inspiring Quotes

“The Goal” is an engrossing narrative that is changing management thought in the Western world. Alex’s struggle to rescue his factory is more than compelling reading.

It delivers a serious message for all industry managers and discusses the concepts that underpin Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC).

Some of the great quotes from “The Goal”:

-Due to some issues, I can’t tell him about my personal life.

-“Sit down,” he says as he turns away from the door. This entire time, I’ve been standing. 

-I take a seat in one of the chairs in front of the desk, where guests would normally sit and spend their time.

-Al, this isn’t my hometown. I don’t hold the same sentimental attachment to it as you do.

-I finally move around her and wrap my arms around her. 

-We both remain silent for a few minutes as we stand together. 

-When she stops crying, she takes a step back and turns to face me.

-It’s a little dismal in the centre of town. 

-After we’ve completed, you should have a good notion. 

-If your plant fails, the value of your education will obviously be minimal, and you will owe me nothing. 

-However, if you learn enough from me to make billions, you should compensate me proportionately.

-The streets are lined with sooty, falling old brick structures. 

-Several storefronts are either abandoned or covered in plywood. 

-There are numerous railroad tracks, yet there are few trains.

-As a result, accommodation fees and extra meals will be incurred.

-Our company’s future hinges on our capacity to boost productivity.

-Market share is more important than sales as a goal. If you have the largest market share in your industry, you will have the best sales.

-To offload stockpiles, a corporation may sell at a loss or for a modest profit above cost.

-If the goal is to make money, then any action that takes us closer to that goal is productive (to use Jonah’s terminology).

-Saturday morning, I open my eyes to a dismal green blur. My son, Dave, appears in the blur, clothed in his Boy Scout uniform. He’s squeezing my arm.

-I’m trying to figure out how to do this when I observe a kid rolling a pair of dice at one of the other tables.

-This hike isn’t about seeing who can get there the quickest. The plan is to go there as a group. Out here, we’re not a group of individuals. We’re a group.

-I’m staring at the dark bedroom ceiling after midnight when I hear a car pull into the driveway. 

-I get from my bed and sprint to the window. The headlights are arcing back toward the roadway by the time I arrive.

-It’s just an odd person who has turned around. The automobile takes off.

-Looking down the table at the expressions on their faces, I can tell they’re perplexed by what I’ve said.

-It’s like if I just proved that two plus two equals four and you still don’t believe me.

-That night, I’m home by ten o’clock. I’m depressed, yet I’m at home. 

-Then I realise there is only one woman. I get from my seat and proceed to the phone, where I stare at it for about five minutes.

-I was just wondering if there would be any damage in us seeing one other once in a while, while you’re making your decision.

-I head back to the office, fuming, to have Donovan paged so I can figure out what went wrong. I pass several lathes on the way and there he is, chatting to Otto the foreman.

-Al, I’m not sure what our aim is or should be, but I believe we both see that there must be some type of need between us.

-It isn’t just common sense, though. We do things every day that are in direct opposition to the established manufacturing rules that most people follow.

-You can be making money temporarily. But, if you’re truly running your plant this way, I don’t see how you’ll be able to keep it profitable for long.

-True, we didn’t name them improvement projects, but I don’t think that’s the most important distinction.

-I believe the issue lies in our differing interpretations of the term “improvement.”

-The other place where we have relatively long lines is in front of resources with limited capacity. 

-These resources provide some red-tag parts to the bottlenecks, but they also work on a lot of greentag parts, which are parts that go to assembly rather than through the bottlenecks.

-The same source provided local efficiency, optimal batch sizes, product pricing, and inventory evaluations. 

-More the number of people more the scope for improvement.

-Arguing is a form of wasting your own time.

-No one cares about our explanations. Everyone wants to see the damn outcomes.

-It is hard to watch the people you know to get stronger day by day and you get exactly the opposite.

-Are you eager enough to waste your time or do you want to spend it on something productive?

-Want to forget about something bad? Go out and have dinner.

-Do not waste your time fighting with the losers.

-What do I get if they feel good? Nothing

-If I do not start working right now, I am going to be on the streets in a couple of months.

-I am still in the same clothes I was in two weeks ago. Sometimes, time freezes.

-His face revealed the secret that he does not remember me now.

-Has the recession taken place due to the installation of the robots or are we not worthy enough for it? That’s where the question lies.

-By the time you start to grow, you have already started for achieving your goal.

-The target is to make ourselves as much useful as we can.

-Making people work means the same as making your own money.

-Ever thought ob how to plan to get something in return after investing? If not then do it now. You got time.

-I hope all your friends in your class do well exactly as you. Simultaneously, each soul is unique.

-Never walk away in front of me when I am saying something.

-Do not worry mother, nobody has died. So there is no need to cry upon everything

-Do you remember my address when I was in college? No? That hurt.

-How do I find my target? After that how do I achieve it? Simple, just believe in yourself.

-Please tell me his name again. I do not remember the names of everyone. I’ve got other works

-They are carrying equipment used for mechanical purposes, not battles or wars.

-If you have any problems, which I know you do, staying up till late at night is not a solution to that.

-Your target is just to make money. So keep focusing on that and leave the distractions behind.

-She becomes fierce only when it comes to me. It’s okay. People get jealous of other’s success.

-I do not want a conversation on that right now. That time is way gone.

-You have to watch out and care for everything in this world. Be it living or non-living.

-We are supposed to eat our lunch at 12 in the afternoon. Because that is the rule and rules are meant to be followed.

-Even though he is old, he has got shiny hair and a body of steel.

-Always make your decisions based on your priority.

-You have got to do some digging for the inventions.

-Always try to give a plan of an update to the union.

-If you ever think that something is not working, take a break and get it to work.

-If you could not do this thing, you should probably have gone to the next one without staying idle.

-It is not always mandatory that your materials will arrive at the specified location. 

-Do not take many headaches about the people. Just keep them busy.

-If you can do the right thing by breaking the rules then do it. Nobody is going to stop you.

-Our growth is reflected in the way we work and how ahead of time we are during work.

-The products with high priority will have a red mark on them. Make sure to have a red mark on yourself in life.

-Give up everything for your success no matter whatever it takes.

-How is everything? It better be good amongst all this bad news.

-Do not care about rumors. They just come and go.

-May I ask the reason for your getting out in the dark? You might be lonely. Aren’t you?

-When you think everyone is gone, just blink once. You will see everyone again by your side.

-When you have no clues about your upcoming actions, just talk a walk and relax your mind.

-Do errors. It is okay. But have your excuses ready.

-Our actions can make us touch the sky or hit the rock bottom, either of the two.

-It hurts when your old friends start complaining about you.

-“I am not quite sure about this.” Make sure about it in such cases.

-We need to deliver the whole task in two weeks. Have trust in yourself. It is possible.

-We are going to conduct a staff meeting at the very beginning of this month. It is better to plan than commit mistakes.

-You always put a smile up my face when you write to me.

-To figure out a solution of the problem, we must put our thoughts together and show some teamwork.

-It is really hard to maintain a face without any expressions.

-Anything that is accessible in this world can be handled by changing its priority.

-Try to figure out the roots of a problem to come up with better solutions for those.

-Time is limited when it comes to solving an issue.

-When you are so sure about something, give it a second thought. You might change your mind.

-It didn’t bother me in the least. For a long time, as a controller, I questioned the veracity of cost accounting.

-Our organisations’ complexity nearly ensures that there aren’t many of them. In any case, the S in parentheses at the end of the term ‘constraint’ will take care of it.

-We had all of the information; we just didn’t have a thought process that would require and guide us to evaluate them early in the game.

-Only a small percentage of our order intake has outstanding commitments for very quick delivery periods.

-We went out of our way just two weeks ago to get them to quote two weeks. 

-They didn’t have a lot of faith at the time. 

-They will now abandon the entire sales campaign as a result of this.

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