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It’s the new year! And we all know what that means… Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions!
Yes, just like you, we are all guilty of making resolutions that we just can’t keep. So as I was contemplating mine, I found myself in need of a little motivation so I started to look through the journal of quotes I started keeping last year.
And while shuffling through them I realized that maybe, just maybe, the key to making good on all of our resolutions lay right in front of me! Instead of making endless, unrealistic resolutions, maybe we can try a different approach. Maybe we can try to just be the very best version of ourselves. Whether it’s eating better, working out more, losing that extra 10 lbs., being a better friend, finding our soul mate, etc. All of these things are absolutely attainable as long as you have the right attitude.
So I went through and hand-picked my 50 most favorite inspiring, motivating quotations to share with all of you! Because friends, the way I look at it is if we go into this new year with a promise to ourselves to be the very best version of ourselves, we simply cannot go wrong!
50 Inspiring & Motivating Quotes
“Life is not about weathering the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
“There are many things we would throw away if we weren’t afraid that others might pick them up.”
“Before you point your finger, make sure your hands are clean.”
“Dance as if no one is watching. Love as though you have never been hurt. Sing as though no one can hear you and live as though Heaven is on earth.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
“Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is the character of the person walking the path.”
“Sometimes your heart takes a little longer to accept what your head already knows.”
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
“Don’t save things for a special occasion, every day of your life is a special occasion.”
“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.”
“Doubt kills far more dreams than failure ever will.”
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
“Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.”
“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.”
“Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and its downs. But it’s your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.”
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
“The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen, and hands willing to help.”
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”
“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.”
“Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly. Be loving, be accepting, & most of all… be happy just the way you are.”
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”
“Every little smile can touch somebody’s heart. No one is born happy, but all of us are born with the ability to create happiness.”
“Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.”
“The seeds of kindness that you plant today, will one day bloom in the hearts of all that you touch.”
“Avoid negative people, for they are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. Surround yourself with the people who bring out the best in you.”
“Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”
“You were born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.”
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
“Never look down on someone unless you’re helping them up.”
“Love everyone. Trust few. Paddle your own canoe.”
“Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.”
“Not caring what other people think is the best choice you will ever make.”
“Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings.”
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask the question, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
“Running away from any kind of problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from a problem is to solve it.”
“Sometimes you have to move on without certain people. If they’re meant to be in your life, they’ll catch up.”
“Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.”
“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.”
“Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones. Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”
“Life is not always perfect, but it’s always what you make it. So make it count, make it memorable, and never let anyone steal your happiness.”
“No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.”
“Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset.”
“The most expensive thing in the world is… Trust. It can take years to earn and just a matter of seconds to lose.”
“Negative people need drama like it was oxygen. Stay positive… And take their breath away.”
“Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.”
“Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself to others. It’s our differences that make us unique and beautiful.”
“It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.”
I hope you all enjoyed and were able to find inspiration in these words, to realize that you all have greatness within you. Sometimes we all just need a little reminder. Now go out and tackle those resolutions- each and every one of them. And if along the way you need a little motivation, feel free to reference this blog (as many times as you need to!) Have a very happy & healthy New Year friends!
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