New Year, Same Goals

Well, it’s safe to say that 2016 was not my best year. I’ll spare y’all the details. (Y’all? Pretty sure I’ve never lived in the south before, but occasionally a southern accent randomly comes out and it just feels right. Like now, for example.) Anyway, I’m determined to make 2017 my best year yet.

I’ve been reflecting a lot on the past year and what the future may hold for this year. I’ve never been one to make a list of New Year’s resolutions, but I do always take the time to envision my goals for the year to come. Honestly, many of my goals are the same as last year. I definitely had a few setbacks in 2016 and didn’t quite achieve all that I had hoped. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to reach our goals. There’s nothing like a good quote to get me feeling inspired and hopeful. I thought it might be helpful to share some of my best-loved quotes that make me feel like I can achieve anything. So, I’m passing along some of my favorite words of wisdom with the hope of inspiring you too:

  1. “She believed she could, so she did.”—Unknown
  2. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”—Buddha
  3. “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”—Unknown
  4. “Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.”—Paulo Coelho
  5. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”—Neale Donald Walsch
  6. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”—Dr. Seuss
  7. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”—Epictetus
  8. “Be the type of person you want to meet.”—Unknown
  9. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”—Oprah Winfrey
  10. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”—Robert Brault
  11. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”—Vivian Greene
  12. “The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea.”—Isak Dinesen
  13. “You are exactly where you are supposed to be.”—Unknown
  14. “Yesterday, you said tomorrow.”—Nike
  15. “Good things take time.”—Unknown
  16. “Not all those who wander are lost.”—J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”—Nelson Mandela
  18. “Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.”—Unknown
  19. “Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities.”—Susan Gale
  20. “You don’t need to know the answer before you begin.”—Unknown

Whew. Well, I don’t know about you, but I feel ready to climb Mount Everest! Just kidding. Kind of. What are some things that make you feel inspired? Comment below! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and successful 2017!

~Lauren~

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