Every new year, we are all filled with hope and inspiration. We get excited, set new goals, and hope that they will become true. More than often, we notice that our new good habits start drifting away from our plan. For some people, this happens after a couple of weeks into the new year; for others, this happens after a couple of months. Nevertheless, it always happens. Motivation is key to achieving goals and resolutions, but staying motivated through the year requires a constant reminder of not only our goals, but our motives behind them. Here are some of my favorite quotes to inspire you and keep you motivated now and through 2018:
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
― Sun Tzu, The Art Of War
“See the things that you want as already yours.”
― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
― George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
― Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad
“The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.”
― Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Beware; for I am fearless. And therefore powerful.”
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Motivation is key to achieving your goals, but it will not work alone. Make the commitment to change your behavior and stick with it every day. I chose quotes from authors and books that are familiar to me―quotes that are connected to my story and to who I am. I want this post to inspire you. Remember to be who you are, make mistakes, and love deeply.
Happy New Year! I wish this year brings you more happiness, health, and prosperity.
Comment below with your favorite motivational or inspiring quotes. Let’s share the wisdom!