20 Inspiring Quotes To Kick Off The New Year

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Happy New Year!  Although I don’t do resolutions, I have set quite a few lofty goals for the new year and I’m sure I’m not alone.  So I’ve put together a list of 20 inspiring quotes to kick off the new year to help us stay motivated when we get frustrated, discouraged, and need an extra push to get over life’s hurdles.

1.  “We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
― Ellen Goodman

2.  “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

3.  “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
― Oprah Winfrey

4.  “Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that…you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.”
― Johnny Carson

5.  “As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”
― Criss Jam

6.  “In the New Year, you carry all the experiences of the past years and that is the greatest power of every New Year! This year again, you are less student and more master!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

7.  “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
― Henry Ford

8.  “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”
― Vern McLellan

9.  “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
― Steve Jobs

10. “You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.”
― Hillary DePiano

11. “We desire an exciting future, but the demand for familiar and comfortable tempers our steps to the point that often our steps are little more than stepping in place.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

12. “In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still.”
― Janet Rebhan

13. “Change doesn’t come in nickels and dimes. It comes in dedication and sweat.”
― Toni Sorenson

14. “New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach

15. “Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.”
— Steve Wozniak

16. “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”
― Cavett Robert

17. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein

18. “When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.”
― Steve Maraboli

19. “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
― Neil Gaiman

20. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston Churchill

Do you have any other inspiring quotes for the new year to share?

10 thoughts on “20 Inspiring Quotes To Kick Off The New Year

  1. I love this quote…a lack of character hinders progress! #blmgirls

    Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”
    ― Cavett Robert

  2. This is awesome. So many good ones you’ve listed. But #5 is so simple yet to real. “As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”

  3. I love number 17! Sometimes I beat myself up for mistakes I’ve made when trying something new, but then I have to remember that that is how you learn! You’ll learn anything new if you’re too afraid of failure.

    Thanks for sharing this list at the SHINE Blog Hop!

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