31 Tweetable Quotes to Inspire Positive Change in the New Year

Posted by Kate Flood

December 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

inspire positive changeChange is hard. It’s why resolutions to lose weight or exercise more often don’t last long into the New Year. Old habits die hard, after all! To make lasting change requires determination and commitment, but focus on your desired behavior long enough and it, too, will become a habit—a good one that you’re proud of.

In the spirit of the season, I scoured the Internet—and asked some of my fellow Commonwealth colleagues—for quotes to inspire positive change. Read on for some motivating thoughts, and feel free to share your favorites with your network.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas A. Edison Twitter_1

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — J.R.R. Tolkien Twitter_1

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” — Tom Krause Twitter_1

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer Twitter_1

“Keep your eyes open, take risks, and whenever possible, don’t think of things the way everyone else does.” — Jon Daniels Twitter_1

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.” — Dr. Seuss Twitter_1

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at right.” — Robert Hunter Twitter_1

No matter where you are in life . . . [y]ou always have a choice and the choice can be power.” — Blaine Lee Twitter_1

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill Twitter_1

“True nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway Twitter_1

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” — Alexandra Trenfor Twitter_1

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou Twitter_1 

“No attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it.” — Jean de La Bruyère Twitter_1

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” — Bruce Lee Twitter_1

“Normality is a paved road; its comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” — Vincent Van Gogh Twitter_1

“A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb Twitter_1

“It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” — Bob Proctor Twitter_1

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson Twitter_1

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Marilyn Monroe Twitter_1

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu Twitter_1

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn Twitter_1

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher Twitter_1

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell Twitter_1

“Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.” — Spencer Johnson Twitter_1

“We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Twitter_1

“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison Twitter_1

“After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.” — Alfred Edward Perlman Twitter_1

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” — Andy Warhol Twitter_1

“Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” — Terry Prachett Twitter_1

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” — Steve Maraboli Twitter_1

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa Twitter_1

Which quote is your favorite? Do you have any others that inspire positive change in you? Share with us in the comments below!

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