Jan. 1: A clean slate. A day on which people decide to better themselves for the new year through a series of resolutions.
Feb. 1: When resolutions start to fade away, into a glimmer of a thought. "Oh, maybe I should work on that thing I said I would."
March 1: What resolution?
Sticking to those begining of the year goals is no easy feat, and sometimes you need some inspirational quotes to help you keep your New Year's resolutions. No matter what goals you choose to set for yourself this year, there are bound to be days when the last thing you want to do is head to the gym, nights when you forget to write in your gratitude journal, or moments when you just can't keep your cool and lose your temper.
In 2016, make your number one resolution to actually work on our resolutions past the second week of January. You set these goals on New Year's Eve because they're things you really want to achieve. And even though it may be difficult to accomplish them, you'll feel fantastic when you do.
On those gloomy, winter evenings when you're feeling down about your progress on your resolutions, all you need to pick you back up is a little motivation. These inspirational quotes will have you feeling excited to keep working toward those resolutions, so that come 2017, you can feel that you really achieved what you set out to in 2016.
"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." — Florence Nightingale
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas A. Edison
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” — Mark Twain
"Eighty percent of success is showing up." — Woody Allen
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — J. K. Rowling
"Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right." — Henry Ford
"Believe you can and you’re halfway there." — Theodore Roosevelt
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." — Arthur Ashe
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." — Confucius
"Do or do not. There is no try." — Yoda
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." — Amelia Earhart
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." — Ralph Marston
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." — Mark Twain