A new year means new beginnings and fresh starts. If you can let go of the past, freeing yourself of failures and disappointments, you can embrace a new perspective—a fresh look at the future and all the wonderful possibilities it holds.
With the new year comes 365 new and exciting days to mark your destiny. Now is the perfect time to pursue a new beginning.
So as you look to the future, use these 13 motivational quotes to inspire a beautiful year.
1. Just let go.
“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” —Guy Finley
2. There is always a fresh start.
“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” —Mary Pickford
3. Embrace a new perspective.
“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.” —Rainer Maria Rilke
4. There is always a new beginning.
“The beginning is always today.” —Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
5. Start fresh.
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot
6. You are in control.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot
7. Move forward.
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan
8. It all begins with a small step.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu
9. A fresh start.
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” —Seneca
10. Pursue a new beginning.
11. Mark your destiny.
“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
12. Live fully.
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” —Meister Eckhart
13. Look ahead.
“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” —Mel Gibson
Related: 44 Ways to Kick-Start Your New Year
This article was originally written in January 2017 and has been updated.
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