We have just turned the leaf into another year and decade. This is typically a time when we all embrace new beginnings. A time to leave behind the shortcomings and disappointments of the past and search inward for the right mindset to embrace the actions that will draw us closer to our best selves and our aspirations for tomorrow. To that end, we have compiled some of our favorite quotes to inspire this new chapter in your life.
“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.” – Oprah Winfrey
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.” – Mike Dooley
“New year — a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt
“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” – Cavett Robert
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough” – Helen Keller