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.
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.
When you are down on yourself
Don’t try to think less of yourself…try to think of yourself less.
Handling life’s knocks
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Dealing with failure
Failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Reaching your potential
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Just remember, 100% of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Sometimes you have to turn the page to realise there is more to your book of life than the page you’re stuck on.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Achieving your goals
It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
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.
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.
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.
On looking after yourself
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
Living your life
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
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.
I wonder which ones speak to you?
There are many more ideas to help you thrive in my blog including:
I wish you the happiest of years.
Make your year your best one yet!