Make This Year a Positive One For You!

Happy New Year! I hope it’s a really positive and healthy one for you.

I’ve recently been sorting through some stuff I’ve collected over the years, including some fabulous, inspirational quotes that speak wisdom on a variety of topics. Some are just too good to miss. I’d love to share them with you today to help you kick off your year positively.

When life gets tough

These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
Najwa Zebian

Building confidence and self-belief

You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.
Glinda (The Wizard of Oz )

If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
Anita Roddick

When you are down on yourself

Don’t try to think less of yourself…try to think of yourself less.
George Vaillant

Handling life’s knocks

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford

Dealing with failure

Failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford

Reaching your potential

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison

Just remember, 100% of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.
Wayne Gretzky

Getting unstuck

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Les Brown

Sometimes you have to turn the page to realise there is more to your book of life than the page you’re stuck on.
Raghd Hamid

On leadership

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.
Mother Teresa

Your impact

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

Achieving your goals

It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Edmond Hilary

If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

On being you

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Joseph Campbell

Finding happiness

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
Oprah Winfrey

On looking after yourself

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
Unknown

Living your life

The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. 
John Schaar

Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Groucho Marx

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

I wonder which ones speak to you?

There are many more ideas to help you thrive in my blog including:

Anything’s Possible

What Gets in The Way

It Could Be Magic

I wish you the happiest of years.
Make your year your best one yet!

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