The new year is dawning upon us once again and with it, comes fresh and exciting opportunities. Where does the time go? It goes by fast, so this is yet another chance for us to get it right.
How can we possibly be bearing in on 2024 already? Though we can’t control time, we can make the most of it and we can use it to make “us” the best version of ourselves.
No matter what our goals or resolutions are for the coming year, the chief pledge we make should be that we will resolve to live life to the fullest – to not just exist, but to thrive.
Hopefully your plan is to greet the new year with hope and optimism and this collection of quotes is a good starting place – read each one and let the wisdom of the words take root.
“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma
“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ― Germany Kent
“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” — Alex Morritt
“Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” — Vern McLellan
“It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” — J.P. Morgan
“As the year comes to a close, it is a time for reflection – a time to release old thoughts and beliefs and forgive old hurts. Whatever has happened in the past year, the New Year brings fresh beginnings. Exciting new experiences and relationships await. Let us be thankful for the blessings of the past and the promise of the future.” ― Peggy Toney Horton
“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.” — Unknown
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” — Joseph Campbell
“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” — Anne Frank
“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.” — Mike Dooley
“This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.” — Taylor Duvall
“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” — Francis Bacon Sr.
“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” — David McCullough Jr.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” — Göran Persson
“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” — Josiyah Martin
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” — Arthur Rubenstein
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi
“Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” — Michael Josephson