17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

‘When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.’
March 16, 2017

It’s happening again—the signs of springtime are popping up in full swing to brighten the world. Wonderfully and beautifully sprinkled around us, lush landscapes are preparing to rise once more. And when it’s time to hit the refresh button in our own lives, spring is one of the most inspiring times of the year.

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Just as the flowers start blooming, you too can have a personal renewal, a rebirth of everything that makes you unique. So as Earth refreshes its soil, roots and branches, dig deep within yourself to rejuvenate your life this spring. Start with 17 inspiring quotes to blossom into the person you want to become.

17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

1. “You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” —Marianne Williamson


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

2. “Perhaps the earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.” —Pablo Neruda


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

3. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” —J. Pierpont Morgan


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

4. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” —Lao Tzu


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

5. “There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” —Franz Kafka


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

6. “Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” —Ralph Marston


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

7. “Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.” —Paul Cezanne


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

8. “I can hardly wait for tomorrow; it means a new life for me each and every day.” —Stanley Kunitz


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

9. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” —Joseph Campbell


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

10. “Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.” —James Russell Lowell


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

11. “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

12. “The best way to renew thought is to go outside the human imagination.” —Bernard Werber


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

13.  “The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

14. “The self-renewing man never feels that he has ‘arrived.’ ” —John W. Gardner


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

15. “You can’t change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head; you can refresh what you’re thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain.” —Ernesto Bertarelli


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

16. “What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you're constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.” —Billy Crystal


17 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Refocus and Renew

17. “The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” —Harriet Ann Jacobs

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