If breaking resolutions is too hard to avoid, start off this year strong with these motivational New Year quotes.
New Year, new start, new me.
What are your resolutions for this New Year? I dedicate one page of my bullet journal to my resolutions each year. But I found it more and more challenging to stick to them.
Last year, I made “quit sugar” top of my resolution list. And I broke it three days after New Year’s Eve on a family dinner. (Blame it on the donuts.)
If you are like me, struggling to keep the New Year momentum going after the 1st of January, you are not alone.
Researchers from the University of Scranton found from studies that, 64% of those who made New Year resolutions successfully stick to them in a month. But the number dropped to 46% after six months.
In other words, less than half of us resolutionists make it through the first half of the year.
So should we call it a quit this year and tear off that page of goals from our journal?
It’s never time or our attitude that is stopping us from achieving our goals for the new year. For most of us, false hope syndrome is the one to blame. Unrealistic goals and resolutions, for most of us, are not a motivator. Instead, they become an emotional burden as time goes by. It’s frustrating to even think about them because they are far beyond our reach.
So this year, to start off the next 365 days strong, you need a more reasonable resolution list alongside these inspirational new year quotes.
Leave out those ballsy claims to lose 10 pounds in a month. Instead, choose more practical goals like drink eight glasses of water or get more sleep. And you are good to go.
Don’t forget to share these New Year quotes with someone who may need a whip as well. Let’s fire up those good vibes for a new beginning, shall we?
A quote to celebrate New Year and welcome a fresh start
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Time to fill your book with kindness and love
Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.
Peggy Toney Horton
Let’s Kon-Mari the heck of our resolutions
For a change, don’t add new things in your life as a new year’s resolution. Instead, do more of what’s already working for you and stop doing things that are time-waste.
Short quote to live in the moment
Make today worth remembering.
One thing about setting goals and work for it is that you can start on any day. It doesn’t have to be January 1st. If you have a goal in mind, today is always the best day to do it!
Practice gratitude may as well be a good way to start the year
Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.
Roy T. Bennett
Believe it, work for it, achieve it
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Let’s try again. And this time, harder.
The beginning of every New Year is always the best time to give another chance to your neglected talents!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A morning affirmation to start the day and the year strong
You are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress. Breathe. Stay positive. All is well.
– Germany Kent
Old ways don’t open new doors
Never restart a journey and use the same road that failed you before.
– Dennis E. Adonis
Motivation gets you far, and self-discipline gets you further
Motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
Each day is a brand new episode
With this morning’s sunrise comes a day of things that have never been.
A new year resolution quote to just go for it
If fighting a new fight keeps us motivated each year, so be it.
On top of working hard, we need to find what’s worth working for
Find where the line blurs between hard work and happiness for you.
Find that thing where working hard at it makes you happy, and where you’re happy to work hard at it.
A motivational quote for the new year to start taking actions
The future depends on what you do today.
– Mahatma Gandhi
This year, let’s get judgments out of the window
Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.
A quote to live your life whole-heartedly this year
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.
– Roy T. Bennett
What happened last year, stayed in last year
Last year told you what you needed to know. Now it’s go-time.
– Richie Norton
New year sayings that are perfect motivations
What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.
– Vern McLellan
The best time to start is now.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
It all depends on how you look at it
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.
New Year Quotes to learn from the past and strive for the present
The first rule of this year is not dwelling on what went wrong last year.
Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive in the future.
Mehmet Murat ildan
New Year. New Me. Same dreams. Fresh starts.
Old ways don’t open new doors. Embrace the change.
Inspirational New Years quotes for anyone who procrastinates
A year from now, you will wish you had started today.
– Karen Lamb
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
– Zig Ziglar
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.
– Carl Gustav Jung
New Year quotes that are perfect pep-talk for yourself
Dear Future, I am ready.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
– Paulo Coelho
Set your goal so high that it scares you.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
– Neil Gaiman
New Year resolution quotes for anyone who needs to cultivate self-love
Be the one who is so busy loving yourself that you have no time for regrets, drama or negativity.
I want to fall in love this year, with myself.
Less Worry. Stop comparing. Embrace challenge. Love myself.
This year I am quitting:
Being a people-pleaser
Toxic relationships that drag me down
Self-doubts and Excuses
Sometimes you need a leap of faith, sometimes you just need a baby step to start with
You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.
Martin Luther King
Keep calm and be the goal-slayer.
A good tip on making the best resolutions
Take what motivated you last year, and make it your life this year.
A sentence that belongs to the first page of your new bujo
Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.
If “unplug from social media” is one of your resolutions
If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.
Embrace a growth mindset with these inspiring new year quotes
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.
Roy T. Bennett
Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.
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Make this year the best year ever. Happy New Year!