10 Time-Based Quotes to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

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The first full week of 2014 is well underway and for the most part everyone is back to their regular schedules and routines.

Speaking of routines…how are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along?

Today’s post is a collection of time-based quotes to help inspire and motivate you to continue on with your resolutions.

Whether your resolutions are coming along as planned, or if you’ve already fallen off the resolution wagon and are getting back on board stronger than ever, these quotes will help you put your time, energy and effort in perspective and encourage you to consistently work towards your dreams.

10 Time-Based Quotes to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
~Thomas A. Edison


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
~Chinese Proverb


“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


“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The difference between what you were yesterday and what you will be tomorrow is what you do today.”
~Stephen Pierce

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“Change is not a process for the impatient.”
~Barbara Reinhold


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


“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
~Helen Keller


“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
~Carl Sandburg


How about you? How are you going to spend your time working towards keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? Which of the above quotes resonated the most with you? Do you have any quotes of your own that you’d like to share? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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