17 Quotes to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

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17 Quotes to Help You Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

17 Quotes to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution | Ready to make the New Year your best year yet? Stick to your New Year's Resolution with this list of seventeen inspirational and motivational quotes.

Have you been thinking about setting a New Year’s Resolution for yourself?

Looking for some inspiration and motivation to help you get started and work towards your dreams?

When it comes to reaching your goals, you must plan your intent, put in the necessary daily work, and be persistent, even when things get tough.

In this post, I offer a collection of seventeen quotes to help you stick with your New Year’s Resolution.

These quotes will help remind you that achieving any goal requires patience, strength, fortitude, and determination.

So, make a plan to take small, inspired and target steps each and every day.

Over time, all of those little steps will add up to a tremendous success…yours!

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A goal is a dream with a deadline.

– Napoleon Hill

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

– George Herbert

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

-Harriet Tubman

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

– Chinese Proverb

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

– William Butler Yeats

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

– Thomas Jefferson

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

– Thomas A. Edison

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

– Lao Tzu

Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold.

– Dorothy Bryant

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

– Peter Marshall

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

– Hellen Keller

The difference between what you were yesterday and what you will be tomorrow is what you do today.

– Stephen Pierce

Change is not a process for the impatient.

– Barbara Reinhold

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

– Sammy Davis, Jr.

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

– H. G. Wells

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How about you? Which of the above quotes resonated the most with you? Do you have any quotes of your own that you’d like to share to help people reach their goals in the new year? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

A version of this post appeared on the blog in 2014.

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2 Responses

  1. Olive Wagar

    I am a quote collector! These are all great, but my favorite one is from Stephen Pierce about what we do today. It is just so easy to stay trapped in the past or just dream about the future–what matters is actually doing something today! I have the “goal is a dream with a deadline” in my office, but attributed to Zig Ziglar. Thanks for the encouragement!!

    • Rashelle

      You’re quite welcome! I am a bit of a quote collector, too, if you haven’t yet noticed. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.