47 Motivational New Year Quotes If Resolutions Didn’t Work For You

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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?

Absolutely not.

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.
Oprah Winfrey


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.  Salil Jha- Inspiring new year quotes that are better than resolutions - OurMIndfulLife.com

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. 
Salil Jha


Short quote to live in the moment

Make today worth remembering. -Zig Ziglar- Inspiring new year quotes that are better than resolutions - OurMIndfulLife.com

Make today worth remembering.
Zig Ziglar

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

Read also: 34 Gratitude quotes to bring joy and peace to your life


Believe it, work for it, achieve it

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Paulo Coelho


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

Read also: 31 positive affirmations to ultra-boost your confidence


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.
Zig Ziglar


Each day is a brand new episode

With this morning’s sunrise comes a day of things that have never been. 
Toni Sorenson


A new year resolution quote to just go for it

If fighting a new fight keeps us motivated each year, so be it.
Adhish Mazumder


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.
Tom Fletcher


A motivational quote for the new year to start taking actions

The future depends on what you do today. - Mahatma Gandhi- Inspiring new year quotes that are better than resolutions - OurMIndfulLife.com

The future depends on what you do today.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Read also: 38 goal-slaying motivational quotes to super-charge your drive


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.
Steve Maraboli


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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Read also: 24 Eleanor Roosevelt quotes that are pure life wisdom


It all depends on how you look at it

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.
Hal Borland


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.- Inspiring new year quotes that are better than resolutions - OurMIndfulLife.com

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.

New Year. New Me. Same dreams. Fresh starts.- Inspiring new year quotes that are better than resolutions - OurMIndfulLife.com

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

- Inspiring new year quotes that are better than resolutions - OurMIndfulLife.com

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.- Inspiring new year quotes that are better than resolutions - OurMIndfulLife.com

Less Worry. Stop comparing. Embrace challenge. Love myself.

This year I am quitting:
Being a people-pleaser
Toxic relationships that drag me down
Fake friendships
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

Read also: 30 Martin Luther King Jr. quotes for anyone who also has a dream

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.
Brad Paisley


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.
Germany Kent


Embrace a growth mindset with these inspiring new year quotes

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Meister Eckhart

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
Aaron Lauritsen

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.
Germany Kent


Do you enjoy these New year motivation quotes?

If you do, share your favorite New Year quotes with a friend or family to cheer them up as well! Tell me in the comment about the one that resonates with you.

Make this year the best year ever. Happy New Year!

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