The year has almost wrapped up, and it feels like it moved entirely too fast. Whether you're prepared for the year's exit or not, now that it's coming, the next best thing to do is embrace 2017 and get excited for all that it has to offer. If your faith and your anticipation for all good things to come isn't enough to get you revved up for the next year, then maybe reading a few New Year's quotes will do the trick for you.
Let's face it, this year was not at all what many of the people of the world expected. I personally can't wait to say so long and good riddance to this chaotic year. That being said, 2016 brought me a few good things my way. Things like hope, faith, success, and growth. And I honestly can't wait to see what the next year does for me, too.
One of the best ways to anticipate greatness is to surround yourself around it. That could be something as simple as just speaking positively about yourself and your hopes for the New Year. If you're looking for a starting point, read these 17 quotes that focus on positivity for your New Year.
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." — Melody Beattie
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." — Rainer Maria Rilke
"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'" — Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." — Helen Keller
"Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." ― Brad Paisley
"The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off. Things haven’t happened as yet. Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life." ― Mehmet Murat Ildan
"Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source — a Sower of Dreams — just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true." — Sarah Ban Breathnach
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." — Bill Vaughn
"The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul." — G.K. Chesterton
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot." — Michael Altshuler
"Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world. " — Ann Landers
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." — Eleanor Roosevelt
"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." — Hal Borland
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." — Benjamin Franklin
“Every New Year people get you some presents but your best present you get never changes: Your own existence! It is also your best present to others." — Mehmet Murat Ildan
"You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind." — Hillary DePiano
"We can find a new hope every new day and every New Year." — Lailah Gifty Akita