New Year’s Quotes to Get You Motivated

New Year’s Quotes to Get You Motivated

Looking at my older brother’s yearbook pictures from the 1980s are a treat. (Sadly, he would not let me actually share them with you.) In 7th grade, he was clearly listening to hip-hop. In 8th grade, he was watching Miami Vice. Think turquoise t-shirt under a white jacket. 9th grade? Full on metal head, complete with the long hair.

He looks like a completely different kid in each picture. And he was.

For anyone on the academic calendar, the start of the new school year is just that – a new start. A fresh start. Who am I going to be this year?  For my brother, his image changed each year as he tried on different music, TV, and habits.

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This happens for us as students as well.  It can be any time of the year, even at the actual New Year! In fact, humans have been making New Year’s resolutions for thousands of years. (Thanks, Babylonians!) This is a great time to let go of the bad habits of the past and make new habits.  Which habits held me back last year? Which habits can I improve upon?

(PS – If you’re looking for some help creating New Year’s Resolutions, read my post and grab the free workbook!)

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However, keeping New Year’s Resolutions requires work and motivation on your part. To keep you going, I have some New Year’s quotes that will light a fire under you. 

New Year’s Quotes to Get You Motivated

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“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

― Alfred Tennyson

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, And next year’s words await another voice.”

― T.S. Eliot

“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

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“What is coming is better than what is past.”

“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

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

– Benjamin Franklin

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

– Helen Keller

“Everything You’ve Ever Wanted Is On The Other Side Of Fear.”

– George Addair

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

– Hillary DePiano

“Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.”

–  Oprah Winfrey

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”

– Taylor Swift

Which quote motivates you the most? Let me know in the comments below! 

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