Last year, I started off the year with the post, “20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2017,” and I wanted to start off 2018 with the same. Hopefully, you will find something here that will help you start off 2018 in a great way, so I will start off with one of my favorite quotes I read from this year:
“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
“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn
“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You never regret being kind.” Nicole Shepherd
“We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” Shakti Gawain
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
“Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” Tena Desae
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” Neil Gaiman
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith
”When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” – African Proverb
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino
I will end off the quotes with one from my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset“:
“Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.”
I hope that in 2018, you don’t just embrace change, but find a way to create the changes you want for yourself and own the year ahead of you.
All the best!