The new year is a perfect time to make a fresh start. For many people, that means resolving to make new habits and goals in their personal or professional life. For others, it’s simply a great opportunity to take care of some long-neglected chores or projects. Regardless of which camp you fall in, it’s hard not to feel hopeful on New Year’s Eve — a time of celebration and so much promise.
As December comes to a close, we take time to reflect on the past year and take stock of what’s truly important as we head into the next. Maybe we’re looking for the motivation to finally get started on a new project or career. Or hoping to take better care of ourselves in the months ahead. Perhaps we’re looking for a little more excitement in life, and need a reminder to keep the door of possibility open. Or, just maybe, we’re content and secure right where we are, and hopeful for another happy year.
As we revel in the inspiring nature of the season, read through this selection of quotes to remind you that anything is possible. Happy New Year!
Begin as you mean to go on.Charles H. Spurgeon
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.Jane Goodall
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The beginning is the most important part of the work.Plato
First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.Octavia E. Butler
Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented.Maya Angelou
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one!Dolly Parton
Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.Brad Paisley
Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.Mary Oliver
A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it.Walt Disney
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”Mary Anne Radmacher
You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.Hillary DePiano
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