The new year is here, and with it all the hopes, fears, dreams, and projections that accompany it. The twelve months ahead stretch out full of promise that people often worry they won’t fulfill. Although the new year can be a time of gratitude and hope, it can also be a time of self-flagellation and doubt. That's why quotes to boost your confidence in the New Year are perfect to read right about now.
A good quote is like an energy boost; it hits you hard every time, and carries you far. It's amazing how just a few sentences strung together can get at the heart of life, and give us strength and confidence to move forward. A quote is easy to jot down on a slip of paper and tape to your bathroom mirror or use as your iPhone screensaver. It's a pocket-sized, portable reminder of who you want to be, your strength, and your goals.
Start off the new year not so much trying to be a new you, but more you. Bring your whole self to everything in front of you, and believe that you have exactly what you need to get where you are going. And if you need a little help doing that, repeat these confidence-boosting quotes every day.
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray." –Rumi
"Don't feel stupid if you don't like what everyone else pretends to love." –Emma Watson
"I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear." –Rosa Parks
"You were wild once. Don't let them tame you." –Isadora Duncan
"I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." –F. Scott Fitzgerald
"People will always say that you are going the wrong way when it's simply a way of your own." –Angelina Jolie
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." –Arthur Ashe
"The best thing you can do with your life is to tackle the mother**cking s**t out of it." –Cheryl Strayed
"We do not have to get it together before we show up." –Anne Lamott
"Laughter can shake you from the delirium of grief." –Lidia Yuknavitch
“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it." –Madeleine L'Engle
"You are enough." –Jennifer Pastiloff
'Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.' –Judy Garland
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." –Marie Curie
“Changing the big picture takes time.. and the best things to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives if we're doing all that. That becomes the collage of real change” –Michelle Obama