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Last Updated on January 7, 2021

100 Inspiring Quotes to Start off a Great New Year

100 Inspiring Quotes to Start off a Great New Year

Today we have decided to feature some of the world’s top inspirational New Year quotes that will help you start 2021 on the right foot. Inspiring quotes are those little reminders that we all need now and then; some words, if soaked in at the right time, are powerful enough to inspire us for the whole week.

So here is the beautiful collection of inspirational New Year quotes.

100 Inspiring Quotes for the New Year

1. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard.

2. “A journey of thousand steps begins with a single step.” -Chinese proverb

3. “The conditions are never right, people who delay action until all factors are favourable—do nothing.” -Unknown

4. “The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” -Unknown

5. “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” -Unknown

6. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle Onassis

7. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -Alan Kay

8. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” -Thomas Jefferson

9. “Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.” -Matthew Keith Groves

10. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

11. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” -Henry David Thoreau

12. “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.” -Robin S. Sharma

13. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -Barack Obama

14. “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers—but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.” -Katharine Hepburn

15. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” -Madonna

16. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” -Melody Beattie

17. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson

18. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, nobody can use them against you.” -Game Of Thrones

19. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius

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20. “Many people can be responsible for your success, but only you are responsible for your failure.” -Unknown

21. “Difficult doesn’t mean impossible, it simply means that you have to work hard.” -Unknown

22. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” -Roger Crawford

23. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” -Anthony Robbins

24. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” -Bob Marley

25. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Hellen Keller

26. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” -Jack London

27. “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

28. “Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others – Not realising that everyone has a different question paper!” -Unknown

29. “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden

30. “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” -Fitzhugh Dodson

31. “We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” -T. E. Lawrence

33. “You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.” -Kathy Seligman

34. “Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it.” -Steven Conrad

35. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

36. “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” -Robert Kennedy

37. “A head full of fears has no space for dreams.” –Unknown

38. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

39. “Nothing will work unless you do.” -Maya Angelou

40. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”  –Maya Angelou

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41. “Bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” -Abraham Lincoln

42. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” -Ayn Rand

43.“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” -Richard Branson

44.”Your life only gets better when you get better.” -Brian Tracy

45. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” -Vidal Sassoon

46. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” -Brian Tracy

47.“It doesn’t matter where you came from. All that matters is where you are going.” -Brian Tracy

48. “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” –Donald Trump

49. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison

50. “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.” -Oscar Wilde

51. “Your time is precious, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” –Steve Jobs

52. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison

53. “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein

54. “Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda

55. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill

56. “Who seeks shall find.” -Sophocles

57. “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” -Kyle Chandler

58. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” –Henry Ford

59. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

60. “In the New Year, you carry all the experiences of the past years and that is the greatest power of every New Year! This year again, you are less student and more master!” -Mehmet Murat ildan

61. “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” -Vern McLellan

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62. “Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.” -Steve Wozniak

63. “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

64. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” –Albert Einstein

65. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” -Jim Rohn

66. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Henry Askins

67. “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” -Bob Marley

68. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” -Henry Ford

69. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey

70. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” -Norman Vincent Peale

71. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

72. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller

73. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

74. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” -Greg S. Reid

75. “This year believe that anything is possible. Start each day with goals. Eat more real food. Buy good books and make time to read them. Drink water. Exercise daily even when it sounds like a terrible idea. Shop for quality not quantity. Purge the unnecessary and decrease clutter. Hug the ones you love. Find the best in others. Show others the best in you.” -Unknown

76. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” -Dalai Lama

77. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

78. “In order to lead a fascinating life, one brimming with art, music, intrigue, and romance, you must surround yourself with precisely those things.” -Kate Spade

79. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” -Tao Te Ching

80. Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” -Daisaku Ikeda

81. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” -Sri Ramana Maharshi

82. “Living isn’t done in months or years, it’s done in experiences.” -Unknown

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83. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

84. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

85. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Dr. Robert Schuller

86. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” -Helen Keller

87. “There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” -Christopher Morley

88. “Make each day your masterpiece.” -John Wooden

89. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” -Cherie Gilderbloom

90. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” -Christopher Reeve

91. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” -T.S. Eliot

92. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali

93. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” -Napoleon Hill

94. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” -George Addair

95. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb

96. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot

97. “Someday is not a day of the week.” -Denise Brennan-Nelson

98. “There are no short cuts to any place worth going.” -Beverly Sills

99. “Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.” -Scott Reed

100. “I am thankful for all of those who said, ‘No’ to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” -Albert Einstein

Final Thoughts

The New Year is a time of great hope and opportunity, and inspiring quotes can help enhance those good feelings. You have 12 months ahead of you that you can spend bettering your personality, career, relationships, and many other life aspects. Use these New Year quotes to inspire you to push forward each day in search of self-improvement.

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Published on February 23, 2021

What Are Vision Boards And Why They Work

What Are Vision Boards And Why They Work

We hear people saying that vision boards are a fad, that they are not worth doing, and that they should be forgotten. However, this is simply not true. Vision boards can be very useful, and they are definitely worth taking the time to create. That is why so many celebrities and notable figures in the world are choosing to create and use them.

Beyonce has been known to use vision boards to help her with her future goals, as has Oprah Winfrey and if they work for these two incredibly powerful and talented women, then it makes sense that anyone can benefit from them.

But what are they? Rather than simply being a collection of images, vision boards are so much more than that.

To help you to learn more, I have put together our guide to what they are, how they can be made in four steps, and why you should make an effort to make a vision board for yourself.

What Is a Vision Board?

We all have visions and goals that we want to achieve. They may be in our personal lives, or they may be in our careers and businesses. While we may know what it is that we want to achieve, this doesn’t mean that it is always easy to focus on our goals.

The idea of a vision board is that it is a visual representation of what we want to achieve. We can use it to show our end goal and where we see ourselves being in the future. Not only this, but a vision board will also help you show the process of how you envisage getting to these end goals.

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A vision board can be made from a variety of images. What you choose will really depend on you. However, you need to make sure that it reminds you of what your goal is and what it means to you. They should be something that you want to display and that is as eye-catching as possible.

Colour and texture are key parts of any vision board. However, how you use them is entirely down to you and you alone.

How To Create a Vision Board?

Making a vision board may sound straightforward, however, it can be more complicated than you realize. There are plenty of things that you need to think about along the way.

While the way that you make your vision board will really depend on you, there are 4 steps that you should follow to make sure that it is clear and useful for you in the long run.

Step 1: Define Your Goals

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you define your goals. To do this, you need to list the areas of your life that you consider to be most important to you. We can’t tell you what these are since they are a personal choice. However, some of the most common examples of these areas include your family, relationship, hobbies, friends, fitness, well-being, and finances.

When you have identified what areas of your life are most important to you right now, then you can start to drill down even further into them and identify what goals you have within them.

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If you focus on sports and fitness, then maybe you want to teach yoga or train in a sport. If travel is important to you, then maybe plan a trip around the world. If you want to expand your mind, you could identify an instrument or language that you want to learn and if you are thinking about your career (and maybe your finances, too), then starting a business could be a key goal for you.

You shouldn’t spend too much time on this, else there is a chance that you may overthink things rather than letting them come to you. Only spend around 10 minutes on this step. Make sure that you write down anything that comes to mind as you can use these things later on.

Step 2: Gather Your Inspiration

Once you know what your goals are, then you need to start thinking about how you can create a visual representation of these goals. Think about words and images that match in with what you want to achieve.

Of course, the most obvious place to look for these images is in magazines, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to only magazines. Other great places that you can use for inspiration for your vision board include:

  • Postcards
  • Stickers
  • Wrapper paper
  • Materials
  • Things from nature
  • Online searches

When you see something that works for you, then cut it out or even rip it out and place it on one side. You may be surprised by just where you can find your inspiration, and you shouldn’t discount something just because it doesn’t fit in with what you think should inspire you.

This step will take a little longer than the last. So, you might want to make sure that you have a nice cup of your favorite hot drink—ready to browse through and find your inspiration.

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Step 3: Map Out How You Want Your Board to Look

Now, we have got to the point where you can start thinking about what your vision board is going to look like. You will need to grab some things for this step. You will need some cardboard (the bigger the better), scissors, glue sticks, markers, fabric, decorate tape, stickers, gems, or sequins.

To start, you just want to lay your images out on your board. You don’t want to glue anything until you know how you want them to be arranged. The last thing that you want is to stick things down, commit to that setup, and then find out that you want to change them.

Once you are happy with how things look, then you can stick it all down. You may want to use some of the added decorative things that you have put together, such as decorative tape, sequins, stickers or simply use different pens or paints to add color.

The main thing to remember is that your vision board is all about you, so what you create should be appealing to you. You can look online for help on how to put things together and make up your board but, ultimately, you need to focus on it being a representation of you.

Step 4: Make It Happen

The last thing on the list is to make sure that you bring your vision board to life. First, you need to make sure that you display it in a place where you will be able to see it. After all, that is the main reason for taking the time to make your vision board in the first place.

Display it in a place that you go to every single day. This could be a home office, your bedroom, or perhaps in a hallway before you leave the house every day. Having it there will remind you that you need to follow those dreams and achieve those goals and will also show you how you can do it.

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Then, it is down to you. Do whatever you need to do to make it happen. Push yourself and focus on what you want to achieve. You may make excuses and you may sometimes think that you just can’t do it, but I promise you that you can—that you will one day get there. Of course, your vision board is just a part of the process, and really, it is down to you to make it happen. So, do it!

Why Do They Work?

We know that vision boards sound like they are a lot of work, but the truth is, they are as hard as you make them. Not only this, but they are well worth putting all that effort into to create them.

With a vision board, you will able to see what it is that you want in the future and identify how you can get there. When you can see it, there, in front of you, then you are going to want to get there, and you are going to feel much more motivated to work towards these goals. Not only this, but the process of making a vision board is more fun than you may realize. This means that you can look forward to doing it rather than ignoring those goals and stopping yourself from achieving what you want in the future.

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