You’re about two weeks into 2017. How are those resolutions going?
Surely, for most of us, our resolutions have run the gamut from disciplined diligence to wavering slightly to…well, let’s not talk about abandoned just yet.
Aristotle famously wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit”. This takes time though and we are all bound to have days when our motivation wavers and the first excuse chips away at the foundation of a newly developed habit.
If you’re feeling that niggle of self doubt, we’ve pulled together a motivation space to which you can turn in your hour of need. There’s something in this collection for everything you might be feeling. And, if there is something in particular that has helped you, add it to comments to share with the community!
Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone else who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on - Hillary Clinton
If you're going through hell keep going. - Winston Churchill
No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. - Anonymous
Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. - Beyonce
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar
Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth. - Julie Andrews
If you have an idea, you have to believe in yourself or no one else will. - Sarah Michelle Gellar
Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. - Albert Einstein
Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. - Michelle Obama
I did not have the most experience in the industry or the most money, but I cared the most.
- Sara Blakely
I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it. - Condoleezza Rice
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. - Maya Angelou
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear. - Mark Twain
Run to the fire; don’t hide from it. - Meg Whitman
[My mother] told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it. - Diane Von Furstenberg
We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes -- understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. - Arianna Huffington
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. - Amelia Earhart